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Delores Alma Demke Axt
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1925
Sheridan County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 2011
Morton County
North Dakota, USA


McCLUSKY Delores Alma (Demke) Axt, 86, McClusky, passed away on June 14, 2011, at the Mandan Living Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at McClusky Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McClusky City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hertz Funeral Home, McClusky.

Delores was born April 6, 1925, on a farm near Denhoff, the daughter of Robert and Lydia Rose (Hertz) Demke. Delores graduated from the Goodrich High School in 1943, as the valedictorian of her class and went to Valley City State Teacher's College. She taught school for three years, marrying Lloyd H. Axt on Dec. 18, 1945, and moved to a farm near McClusky, where they farmed and ranched until Lloyd's health failed in November 2005. Lloyd and Delores celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Delores was active in the homemakers groups in McClusky and was also a Sunday school teacher at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. She was also active with the Mercer and Goodrich Baptist church women's groups and the Christian Women's Association. Delores served as treasurer with the women's groups of Gideons' International.

She gave her family her love of gardening (flowers, especially, as well as vegetables). Delores also enjoyed embroidering and left many beautiful projects to be enjoyed by her family. Her children and grandchildren benefited from her high Christian morals and training and liked listening to her interesting stories about catching gophers and herding cows on the open prairie. Having been a teacher, she highly encouraged and supported learning and education. Delores served as room mother for each of her children at the local schools. Until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she remembered every family member's birthday and anniversary.

Her survivors include her husband, Lloyd, Mandan; her children, Ronald (Cindy), Baltic, Ohio, Rose Marie Greer (John), Houston, Dale (Cristi), Fountain Hills, Ariz. and Kevin (Sandi), McClusky and Bismarck. Other survivors are her grandchildren, Dr. Jason Axt (Meridith), Nashville, Tenn., Bryan Brown (Colleen), Houston, Joshua Axt (Kassandra), Grand Forks, Shannon Greer, Houston, Elizabeth Axt, Canton, Ohio, and Charles Axt, Phoenix; two great-grandchildren, Natasha Axt and Rhett Brown; four step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lydia Demke; her two brothers, Cecil and Larry Demke; and one granddaughter, Kimberly Axt.

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  Lloyd Axt (1926 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
McClusky City Cemetery
Sheridan County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71467788
Delores Alma <i>Demke</i> Axt
Added by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Delores Alma <i>Demke</i> Axt
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 Added: Jun. 16, 2011

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