Newell "Sam" Lowell Draxten

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  • Name: Newell "Sam" Lowell Draxten
  • Location of Birth: Litchfield, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 13, 1936
  • Date of Death: September 25, 2001 (65 years old)
  • Parents: Newtie Draxten and Lucille (Krook) Draxten
  • High School and Class: 1954 - Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SP3 (Specialist 3)
  • Branch: Army
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    Sam served in Germany.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Sam had lived in Litchfield, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Calumet, Minnesota.

    Sam and Irene Maney were married June 27, 1959, in Marble, Minnesota.

    He had been a foreman for Dukee-Atwood Manufacturing in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 25 years and had worked in sales in Alloy-Hardfacing & Engineering Company of Jordon, Minnesota for 15 years.

    Sam was an avid golfer and fisherman.

    His parents, Newtie and Lucille Draxten preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his wife, Irene; daughters, Greta Berger and Kelly Draxten; three granddaughters; sisters, Lylias (Bud) Hodgson and Bev (Don) Carlson; and several nieces and nephews.

    Sam died in Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota.

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