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Luvern Axness

May 6, 1929 — June 24, 2018

Luvern B. Axness, age 89, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Luvern was born May 6, 1929 north of Rothsay, MN, to Benhard and Mae (Olson) Axness. He attended and graduated from Barnesville High School, in Barnesville, Minnesota. Luvern was employed with Bureett Implement Co. in Rothsay from 1948 to 1951.  On July 27, 1951 Luvern was united in marriage with Verna Aos.  From November of 1951 to August of 1953, during the Korean War, Luvern served in the United States Army. After serving in the U.S. Army, Luvern managed the Lawndale elevator.  Luvern was an accountant for the Barnesville and Moorhead Elevators.  Verna died on September 10, 1978.  Luvern spent much of his time raising his children too.  From 1984 to 2008 Luvern was an agent, later became manager, and then served on the board for Oscar/Parke Mutual Insurance in Rothsay, MN.  In 1981 Luvern was united in marriage with Dalyce Jongeward and lived on the farm until 2013, when they moved to Pelican Rapids. Luvern was a member of the Rothsay American Legion for more than 60 years, Pelican Rapids VFW, and active member of North Immanuel Church serving on many church and cemetery boards. He enjoyed playing the guitar and being part of ‘jam sessions’ with other local musicians, where Luvern and Dalyce were reacquainted. He is survived by his children, Barb (Tom) LeClaire, Woodbury, MN, Janis (Bob) Perrin, Pelican Rapids, MN, Lori (Greg) Anderson, Barnesville, MN, and Dan (Karen) Jongeward, Hawley, MN; grandchildren: Tyler (Brianna) Anderson, Angie (Nick) Dabruzzi, Andrea (Ryan) Hagen, Brittany (Nathan) Cwikla, Dana (Casey) Perrin, Nick LeClaire, Alecia (Eric Larson) Jongeward, Allie Heth, Zachary Anderson, and Catarina Jongeward; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Beverly Kenealey, brother-in-law, David (Doris) Hanson; goddaughter, Bev; and many nieces and nephews. ­­­­Luvern is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Verna and Dalyce; son, David Jongeward; brother: Morris and his wife, Lillian, brother, Harvey Axness; sisters-in-law, Fran Axness and Grace and her husband, Lee Tveten; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Scott Aos; brother-in-law, George Kenealey. The family would like to thank the staff at the Minnesota Veterans Home for their loving and compassionate care of Luvern. Visitation: Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Service: 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2018, at North Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. Burial: North Immanuel Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. Clergy: Pastor Ethan FearingPlease keep the Axness family in your thoughts and prayers. Luvern's Memorial Folder
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Friday, June 29, 2018

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North Immanuel Lutheran Church

12713 Co Hwy 30, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

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