Louis G. Tritschler, DVM, of Columbia, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri at the age of 90. A family service was held on Feb. 18. Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2017, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri.
Tritschler was born on Jan. 24, 1927, to William E. And Pauline L. Tritschler in St. Louis. He married Billie H. Huddleston on June 7, 1947. She proceeded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. Upon completion of service, he enrolled in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, where he earned a bachelor of science in agriculture in June 1949.
In 1956, he was accepted into the MU School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. Upon receiving his DVM in 1960, he joined the faculty of the Veterinary School in the Large Animal Department. He received his master of science in veterinary medicine and surgery in 1962. In 1979, he was appointed director of the Equine Center at MU and served in that capacity until he retired as professor emeritus in 1989.
Tritschler served on the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission from 1976 until 1985.
He is survived by two children, Nolan E. Tritschler (Debbie) of Centralia, Missouri, and Cynthia L. Gilmore of Braselton, Georgia; one sister, Carol E. Sabaski, of St. Peters, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tracy Wagner (Al), Louis V. Tritschler (Barb), Lawren Tritschler and Matthew Tritschler; two great-grandchildren, Whitney and Ana Martinez; one brother-in-law, David Huddelston (Paula) of Alton. He is also survived by four nieces, one nephew and several cousins.