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Mr. Richard John Axelson

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“I met Richard and Irena through our daughters in high school (who have remained close through the years). I enjoyed Richard's friendship, opinions...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Valentina Yarr - MN - friend

“Mr. Axelson was one of those rare sweet souls that shine light down upon this world. He was my teacher (input, compression, power, exhaust - his...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Merl Pearson - Fort Myers, FL

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3 of 3 | Posted by: Zbigniew Swietkowski - MN


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Mr. Axelson was born on September 29, 1929 and passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Mr. Axelson was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis.

He attended seminary, served in the United States Navy, and taught English in the Peace Corps in Brazil, where he met his wife of 49 years, Irena Axelson.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 23 at Salem Covenant Church (2655 5th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112). Visitation begins at 10:00 AM.

Donations in lieu of flowers would be greatly preferred and may be directed to the South High Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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