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Elaine Axtman

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Elaine (Gauthier) Axtman went home to her heavenly Father on August 22nd, 2022 at Eventide Fargo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon.

Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with burial in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

She was born, Rita Ann Elaine Gauthier on January 12, 1940 in Bottineau, ND. and was the youngest daughter of Isidore and Antoinette Gauthier. During her early rearing the family lived in Devils Lake and Willow City. In 1959 she met Michael J. Axtman. In September, 1960 they wed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devils Lake.

Survivors Include: Children: Diane Grove, Prescott AZ., Bob (Cara Halgren) Axtman Grand Forks, ND., Lynette Axtman (Lynn) New Rockford, ND., Helen (Doug) Evans Mt. Airy, MD., Rita (Bruce) Kitsch Webster, ND., Allan (Christine) Axtman San Diego CA., Laura (Curt) Spivey Moorpark, CA, Julie (Kevin) Jacobson Devils Lake, ND. Grandchildren: Ryan (Katie) Grove, Tiffany (Ryan) Jones, Matt Axtman, Travis (Jess) Brost, Stephanie (Eric) Espelien, Christopher Evans, Douglas Evans, Michael (Rachel) Kitsch, Erica (Jace) Peterson, Adam, Andrew, Alex, A.J and Alexis Axtman, Caleb Spivery, Hope Spivey, Christian Jacobson, Wyatt Jacobson, thirteen Great Grandchildren

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Posted online on August 24, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal