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Joy Elaine Axelson

February 26, 1943 ~ May 6, 2022 (age 79)

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Joy Axelson, born in Sterling, IL on February 26, 1943, to Lucille & Robert Loos, passed away May 6, 2022, at the age of 79 in Fountain Hills, AZ.  She and her husband, Al, moved to the area in May of 2000 from Glen Ellyn, IL.  Joy is survived by her husband (Allen) after a 57-year marriage.  She is also survived by son Mark, in Utah, who has 6 daughters (Liahona & DJ, Saige & Cadin, Eve, Jinger, Marnae, and Rhemadee). Joy also has 2 great-granddaughters.  Son Eric (Regina) lives in Chicago and have one daughter, Lillian.  Joy worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories for 5 years. Took a break from working outside the home during which time she worked at raising the 2 boys and earning an Associate degree from College of DuPage in 1985 with highest honors (GPA 4.0/4.0).  She went back to work at Bell Labs and was soon promoted to Executive Legal Secretary & Office Manager in the IP Law Department.  In 1996 her husband retired & she did also.  Joy looked for and found a way to serve the Lord.  She and her husband were commissioned into the Harvesters for Christ ministry in 1999.  After a few years, the name was changed to “The 72-Partners on the Road”.  In total, they worked with over 20 congregations on witnessing and outreach over 18 years.  Joy also did a lot on Christian Education for the youth at her local congregation.  She will be remembered for her calm demeaner, quiet voice and her dedication to whatever she was doing.

A Visitation will be held at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary on Thursday May 19, 2022 from 6-8 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Saturday June 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to Caring Chefs, a ministry of the LWML group at Trinity Lutheran Church. Caring Chefs seek to bring a tasty, nourishing meal along with a measure of love and kindness to members of the Trinity family who might be aging or recovering from illness or surgery. Joy and Al have been appreciative recipients of this ministry. Checks may be written to LWML. 

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May 19, 2022

6:00 PM
Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary
12065 N Saguaro Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Memorial Service
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
13770 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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