|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1912|
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 1999|
Vivian D. Axenty, 87, of Sleepy Eye died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999 at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye. Interment will be at a later date in Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Calif. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Sally Timm of Sleepy Eye; a half-sister, Irene Loose, and a half-brother Ronald Schutt, both of Lomita, Calif. Also surviving are nephews, Richard Schutt of St. Louis and Bruce Lee of Idaho; nieces, Janet May of St. Louis, Betty Cole of Texas, Bev Yardley of California and Sharon Todd of Oregon; sister-in-law Jean Browning and brother-in-law Dave Axenty, both of California. She is also survived by several cousins and assorted relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, half-brother Forrest (Sandy) Schutt, and niece Dianne Lee of Idaho.
Vivian Dorothea Schutt was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Bemidji, to Edward Albert Schutt and Marie Janet (Siems) Schutt. They lived on a homestead in Schoolcraft Township near LaPorte where her father also ran the lumber yard. Upon her mother's death in 1914, she went to live with her maternal grandparents, Louis and Meta Siems in Chicago, Ill. At the age of 10 she came to live with her father and step-mother in Sleepy Eye. She grew up there and attended high school and graduated from Sleepy Eye High School in 1929. After graduation she worked at various jobs in St. Paul and Vadnais Heights. She married Carl Herman Jorgenson of Chicago, and, after his death in 1940 she moved back to Sleepy Eye. She worked in food service at various Sleepy Eye cafes and ran the lunch counter at the Hollmer Drug Store. She moved to California in 1961 and was head pastry cook for South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach, Calif. She married Robert Axenty in 1964 in California. After his death in 1972, she eventually moved to Springfield, Minn., in 1987 and moved to Sleepy Eye in 1990. In 1994 she became a resident of the Sleepy Eye Care Center, where she resided until her death.
Robert Axenty (1922 - 1976)*
Pacific Crest Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Plot: Sec. 9M, Lot 812, Grave 2A
Created by: Tommy Henrich
Record added: Jun 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14519119
Added: Feb. 19, 2015
Added: Jun. 5, 2006