Conrad Axelson - October 23, 2009Conard (Connie) Axelson, 74, of Grand Island, died Friday evening, Oct. 23, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after falling at his home that morning.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th, Topeka, Kan. Burial will follow in the Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake, Kan.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Seventh day Adventist Church, 636 S. Shady Bend Road. Grand Island.
Mr. Axelson was born Aug. 4, 1935 at Lincoln and adopted by Lawrence P. and Ester A. (Aalborg) Axelson. He served as a sergeant in the US Marines (Korea) for seven years and was a disabled Veteran with several awards.
He was a member of the Grand Island Seventh Day Adventist Church, American Legion, VFW and Marine Corps League.
He married Mary L. Glidewell on Jan. 30, 1954, who is deceased. On March 27, 1983 he married Mary E. (Colborn) Stalker in Aurora.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Mary E. (Colborn) Axelson of Grand Island; two sons, Kenneth Axelson of Salisbury, Mo. and Kevin Axelson of Huston, Texas; and daughter, Connie Johnson of Topeka, Kan.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Mary Lou; and daughter, Dawn Henington.
Memorials are suggested to the Seventh day Adventist Church. To leave a message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.