Draxler looking forward to next chapter in life

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

When the new year began Dan Draxler wasn’t in the office on the second floor at Bremer Bank. After 34 years with the bank, the President of the Northwest Wisconsin region of Bremer Bank is retiring and entering the next chapter of his life.

Draxler reflected on his career during a recent interview.

The Glenwood City native was set to going into farming with his father and brother after getting his degree in Dairy Science when fate intervened in the form of a posting on the job board at the ag science building.

“During my last semester, there was a job posting for a Dairy Livestock agent for UW Extension in Polk County,” he recalls. “I applied for the job and was hired. I enjoyed the work tremendously.”

A call from Union State Bank Ag Loan officer Stuart Nelson would soon change the course of Dan’s career.

Wayne Frehr, the other ag lender at the bank, had accepted a position at the bank in Colfax and Nelson thought Draxler would be a great fit.

“I had applied for an internship with a lender while in college and was told I had neither the skills or aptitude for banking,” he recalls with a smile.

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