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M.Burton Drexler
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M. Burton Drexler, 91, passed away on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at Bickford
Senior Living in Ames. He was a professor emeritus of Theatre at Iowa
State University.

Malcolm Burton Drexler was born December 27, 1925 to Herman & Esther
(Lipches) Drexler in Brooklyn, NY. In 1952, He moved to Ames in 1952
to take a post in Speech and Theatre at Iowa State University, then
part of the English department, and remained for the rest of his life.
He married Ruth Goldburg in 1957 and had one son Marc Drexler.

Burt was heavily involved in theatre in Ames. He was a long time
member of ACTORS and Playmakers, and he served on the board of the Old
Creamery Theatre Company. He was a great collector of many antiques,
and his Wedgwood collection can be seen at the Brunier Gallery. After
retirement he frequently taught classes at the College of Seniors. He
was a member of the Ames Jewish Congregation since the early sixties.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his ex-wife and devoted
friend, Ruth Drexler.

He is survived by his son Marc Drexler, of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Burial will be at Mt. Neboh cemetary in Brooklyn. A memorial service
in Ames will be scheduled at a later date.
service information is pending.

Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with arrangements.
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