Memorial visitation with the family will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Axtell passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at home in Spirit Lake.
Victoria "Vicki" Ann Axtell, the daughter of Alfred John and Arlene (Thompson) Tielbur, was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Spencer, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Spencer where she received her education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1967. Following high school, she worked as a nurses' aide and a pharmacy technician at Spencer Municipal Hospital.
After moving to Spirit Lake in 1979, she attended the Spencer School of Business, where she earned an accounting special degree with honors as an outstanding student. She worked for several local businesses including American Family Insurance for 12 years, the Eyecare Centre for 13 years and most recently Converged Technology.
In her free time she enjoyed a wide varied of activities including sewing, gardening and home improvement projects. Every year she looked forward to attending the Clay County Fair, especially for the Tom Thumb Donuts. One year she entered many projects in the Textile, Arts and Craft division winning sixteen ribbons including five blue. Vicki took immense pride in her children and was an exceptional daughter, mother and friend.
Her mother preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters: Shanon Axtell of Germantown, Md. and Holli Zimmerman and her husband, Michael of Spirit Lake, Ia.; son, David Axtell and his wife, Kate of Golden Valley, Minn.; her father, Al of Spirit Lake, Ia.; beloved family dogs: Henry and Cosmo; and her grand-dogs: Maddy and Oliver.
Special Thanks To All The Doctors And Nurses Who Cared For Vicki Over The Years Including Most Recently Iowa Hospice And Especially Nancie Heithus.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.