Rose Axtell, 84Rose Marie Axtell, 84, died December 19, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Rose Marie Axtell, 84, died December 19, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Rose was born May 26, 1928 in Orient, South Dakota to Frank and Luella (Coddington) Flesner.
Rose married Bruce Axtell in 1946 in Portland, Oregon. Rose had three children, Tamrid, Bruce Jr. and Pamela.
Rose moved from Sioux Falls in 1953 to Cohasset, MN. She then moved to rural Bovey in 1959. While working at Red Owl and JC Penney, she operated a dairy farm in Trout Lake Township. In 1968, she attended nursing school at Itasca Community College. In 1971, Rose moved to Portland, OR where she worked as a nurse at Emmanuel Hospital. She returned back to Grand Rapids in 1995 to work as a nurse at the Grand Rapids Hospital until 1998 when she retired. She moved to Farwell in January of 2010 to live with her daughter, Pam.
Rose enjoyed gardening, collecting dolls and antiques. She belonged to the local garden and doll clubs. She was very talented at repairing antique dolls. Rose also enjoyed cooking, baking (the best chocolate cake), caring for others and playing cribbage. Rose loved being with her family and friends; especially spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Tamrid (Charlaine) Gatje of Pierre, SD and Bruce (Robin) Axtell of Isanti; daughter, Pamela Bundermann of Farwell; grandchildren, Dawn (Erik) Filipiak, Steve (Karen) Bundermann, Michelle (Michael) Carlson, Denise Axtell and David Axtell, step-grandchildren, Jackie (Tom) Archbold, Jay (Brenda) Ivers, and Jeff Ivers; 15 great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Patricia) Flesner of California; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, William Marineau of Grand Rapids.
A funeral service was held Friday, December 21 at Oscar Lake Lutheran Church in Holmes City Township with the Rev. Denise Croskey officiating. Music was provided by organist, Sara Rensink. Interment was held at the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Alex Ward, Steve Bundermann, Karen Bundermann, Cameron Filipiak, Erik Filipiak and Dawn Filipiak.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.