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Eunice Axtell


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Eunice Axtell

Eunice M. Axtell, age 93, passed away July 9, 2017 at Luther Manor. Eunice Marilyn Peterson was born December 11, 1923 in Centerville, S.D. to Alvin and Anna (Knutson) Peterson. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Axtell on April 8, 1944. They spent their early married life living in Sioux Falls and later owned and operated Axtell Poultry Farm near Harrisburg jointly with her husband. Always interested in holistic health, Eunice became a certified reflexologist in 1953 and ran a successful practice from her home. Upon retirement, she moved to Sioux Falls to be near her sons and granddaughters. A devout follower of Jesus Christ, she was a past member of Shalom Lutheran Church in Harrisburg and current member of Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. She enjoyed shopping, learning about health and spirituality, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

Eunice is survived by a son, Robert "Bob" (Linda) Axtell; three granddaughters: Renee (Bill) Goodwin, Elaine (Rob) Fritz, and Carla (Jon) Anderson; four great-grandchildren: Liz Harvey, Drew Harvey, Robyn Fritz, and Matt Fritz; and one great-great-granddaughter: Jade Fintel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Axtell; a son, Wayne Axtell; and a sister, Janelle Hanson.

A funeral service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation preceeding at 9:30. A graveside service will follow the funeral at Pleasant View Cemetery in Harrisburg. www.heritagesfsd.com.
Published in The Argus Leader on July 12, 2017
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