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Lisa Axelson

Lisa Rierson Axelson, age 44, of Hutchinson, formerly of Atwater, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 21, at her home in Hutchinson.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Atwater. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home, www.petersonbrothers.com.

Lisa Marie Rierson Axelson was born December 15, 1972, in Litchfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard and Marjorie (Portele) Rierson. She grew up in Atwater and attended Atwater-Grove City schools, graduating in 1991. In school, Lisa was active in band, choir, basketball and cross-country, and was the first female cross-country runner at the school to letter as a 7th grader. Lisa then attended Ridgewater College, earning her LPN degree. Lisa worked at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson (formerly Burns Manor) her entire nursing career and was a kind and dedicated nurse. Lisa was also a member of the Meeker and McLeod County Sheriff's Posse and a CPR trainer for Hutchinson Health.

Lisa loved animals and owned two horses, which she showed in halter and western pleasure. She also volunteered at the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter. She enjoyed snowmobiling, especially trips to the Gun Flint Trail. She was a member of the Hutchinson Drifters and taught snowmobile training. Lisa loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cross-country skiing. She also enjoyed shopping, garage sales, and keeping a meticulous house. She was proud of her Scandinavian heritage. Lisa loved spending time with her family and especially adored her nephews, Finn and Jase.

Lisa is survived by her parents: Richard and Marjorie Rierson of Atwater; two brothers: Justin Rierson of Hutchinson, and John (and Michelle) Rierson of Atwater; two nephews, Finn and Jase; her three dogs, Lena, Sven, and Gunnar; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Palmer and Tillie Rierson, and John and Loretta Portele; and her beloved dog, Ole.


Cemetery Details

Union Cemetery

Atwater, MN, 56209

Visitation

MAY 24. 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

312 Main Street South PO Box 47

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

http://www.blcatwater.com/

Visitation

MAY 25. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

312 Main Street South PO Box 47

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

http://www.blcatwater.com/

Funeral Service

MAY 25. 11:00 AM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

312 Main Street South PO Box 47

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

http://www.blcatwater.com/


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Love Mike, Emily & Morgan Reck purchased the Fields of Europe for the family of Lisa Rierson Axelson.

Love Mike, Emily & Morgan Reck - May 22, 2017 at 08:26 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Dana - May 23, 2017 at 09:06 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. ~ Robert Southey Until we meet again my Dear Friend. I will miss our horsey chats, the girls nights, and even just the little calls to see how you are doing. The boys will miss just being with you and the Burger King treats.

Dana - May 23, 2017 at 09:21 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Just a little over four months ago Lisa was a very important person to me and my family. She was such a wonderful support and inspiration to us as we comforted our dying sister Pat, a good friend of hers, during that difficult time. She visited often, advised us, helped us, and was there for us. She knew the ins and outs of hospital/nursing home/hospice care and always had helpful suggestions to guide us. It is difficult to believe Lisa is gone so soon but now she is with her friend again. You are loved, Lisa. We thank you and will miss you. Happy Trails!Betty Goihl, sister of Pat Bidwell, Litchfield

Betty Goihl - May 23, 2017 at 09:43 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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May 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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May 23, 2017 at 02:05 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Lisa's family. She was loved and respected by so many! Although it is difficult to deal with her sudden passing, I take great comfort in knowing that she is resting in the loving arms of Jesus! Until we meet again dear Lisa.....Laurie G.

Laurie Goodwater - May 23, 2017 at 03:46 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

What a wonderful person. I always enjoyed visiting when I stopped in to see my father at Harmony River. I will always have a happy memory of her. She was a nice friend.

Fred Barlau - May 23, 2017 at 04:22 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Margie and DICK My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Patti (Grams) Navrestad and family

Patti Navrestad - May 23, 2017 at 05:49 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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