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Betty Jo Johnson Axelso

Betty Jo Johnson Axelson was born April 5, 1935, in Braham, Minn., to Joseph and Ruth (Carlson) Johnson. She was raised in Two Harbors where her parents owned and operated the Flood Bay Motel. She graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1953 and attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. On October 8, 1955, Betty Jo married Don Axelson in Minneapolis. Don passed away on January 29, 2013. Betty Jo had been a resident of the Northfield Retirement Community, in Northfield, Minn., since last September and with her children by her side, Betty Jo passed away Sunday, March 30, at Northfield Hospital, at the age of 78.

A celebration of Betty Jo's life was held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 4, at the United Methodist Church in Northfield. Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.