|Leonard Everett Axtell|
The date and publisher of this newspaper obituary was not recorded but has a handwritten date of September 1954
War Veteran And Contractor Died Tuesday
Leonard Axtell, well known Blair contractor and builder, passed away Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Omaha. He had suffered a lingering illness for many months.
The deceased was the elder son of the late Samuel and Bertha Axtell and was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He moved to Blair with his parents in 1914 and has lived here since that time.
He served in the armed forces in World War I, going overseas in active combat.
Following the war he entered the building business, contracting a number of homes and business buildings here.
In 1926 he was married to Miss Millie Storm, of Blair, who passed away a number of years ago.
On December 6, 1943 he was married to Miss Lillian Paulsen and she survives his passing.
Also surviving are three brother, Lester and Cris, of California, and Orville, of Blair. Two sisters also survive. They are Mrs. Walter Servis, of Oklahoma and Mrs. Carl Otto, of Omaha. There are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the First Christian Church at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Ralph Kersey conducting the services. Burial under the direction of the Campbell Mortuary, is being made in the Blair Cemetery.
Casket bearers are Henry Wulbern, Peter Hagge, George Sheets, Ole Jensen, Merton Winchill and Harvey Thompson.
Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.