Mr. Medler was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and Arvin Automotive, a former presser with Medler's Cleaners in Dexter, and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.
He was also a member of Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post #59 and a resident of Dexter.
Mr. Medler is survived by two daughters, Karen Putnam of O'Fallon and Vicci Sweeney and husband Jim of Springfield; four grandchildren, Scott Putnam, Leah Grover, Robin Putnam and Jamee Umlauf; three brothers, Glen Medler of Poplar Bluff, Leroy Medler of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chet Medler of Dexter; one sister, Mildred Wheeler of Dexter; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, R.C. Medler; and one sister, Edith Medler.
Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors.