Vernice Axtmann

RUGBY Veronica “Vernice” Axtmann, 89, Rugby, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in a Rugby nursing home.

She was born Dec. 28, 1923, to Adam and Kathryn Bertsch, in Alsen. She married Nicholas Axtmann on April 5, 1943, in Balta.

Survivors: daughters, Kathy Hove, Fort Myers, Fla., Karen Ratcliff, Rotunda West, Fla., Nicki Haman, Towner; sons, Dr. Joseph, Aberdeen, S.D., Keith, Rugby, Frank, Watford City; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry, Spokane, Wash.; sister, Lena Wissler, Raceda, Calif.

Funeral: Friday, 11 a.m., Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby.

Burial: Church cemetery.

Rosary and vigil prayer service: Today, 7 p.m., Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.

Visitation: Today, 5 to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the funeral home. There will be no reviewal in the church.