Lawrence G. Lefler, DPM, passed away June 23. He was 92 years old.
Lefler was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps and was an air traffic controller until being discharged in 1946. He then attended the University of Nebraska, eventually being admitted to what is now the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, which he graduated from in 1952. Lefler began practicing podiatric medicine in Grand Island, Nebraska, until moving to Fremont, Nebraska, in 1955 where he continued his practice until retiring in 1992.
Lefler is past president (1970-71) of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the Nebraska Podiatric Medical Association, and the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. Following his term as president of the APMA, he later served as its speaker of the House of Delegates for 10 years. Lefler was an active member of the national healthcare community, serving the National Council of Education for the Health Professions and the National Health Services Corps.