Colette Kaye Axtmann, 61, of Watford City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and many of her grandchildren on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, after a nearly 7-year battle with Colorectal Cancer.
Colette Ness was born Dec. 18, 1956, in Rugby, N.D., to Jennings and Olga (Kjetlien) Ness. She attended school in Rugby, graduating from high school in 1975.
Colette Ness married Frank Axtmann on April 18, 1975. Two daughters and one son were born to them. Colette spent many years at home raising the children. Upon re-entering the workforce, Colette worked at McKenzie County Bank, CSI, and for nearly 20 years at Jack & Jill, where she was store manager.
Colette was proud to have all her grandchildren nearby. Some of her interests included attending the grandchildren’s sporting events, visiting Deadwood, and watching the Atlanta Falcons play football. Colette had great determination that she used in her cancer battle, she was truly a fighter until the end.
Colette is survived by her husband, Frank Axtmann; her daughters, Angie (Justin) Hartel of Watford City and their children, Cauy, Laney, Kree, Jordee and Gracyn; Stacy (Tim) DeFoe of Watford City and their sons, Chaz, Hunter, Dalton and Treyton; one son, Jeremy (Kendra) Axtmann of Minot and their son, Holden; one sister, Geradline (Lyle) Lima of Wolford; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jennings and Olga Ness; and her sister, Arlene Ness.
Memorial services for Colette Axtmann were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Watford City, N.D. Family and friends service was held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Watford City, N.D. Cremation has taken place. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Remembrances, pictures, and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Memorials may be given in memory of Colette to Mayo Clinic or to Hope Lodge in Rochester, Minn.