Wallace “Wally” Gene Axberg, 70, of Tipton, Iowa passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia on Sept. 12, 2023 while under loving care of Cedar Manor and St. Croix Hospice. A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at 1 p.m., all at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton, Iowa and officiated by Rev. Ron Lashmit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Son of Ivar and Jennie (Hulce) Axberg, Wally was their fifth child born on January 10, 1953 in Rhinelander. Wally graduated from Rhinelander High school in 1971. On June 3, 1972 Wally was united in marriage to Carol Jean Taylor in Rhinelander. Wally worked in the steel industry the majority of his career which brought him and his family to many states across the country.
After retirement from the steel industry, Wally worked for a short time at HWH (Moscow, Iowa) and Acciona (West Branch, Iowa). Wally enjoyed carpentry, hunting, fishing and spending time at home. He was especially proud of his hunting trips to Alaska.
Wally is survived by his wife Carol, son Josh (Brenda) Axberg (Columbia Falls, Montana), daughter Nicci (Bart) Montgomery (Tipton, Iowa), sister Syvera (Jon) Breivogel (Copper Center, Alaska), brother Ron (Diane) Axberg (Beach Park, Illinois), brother Roger (Jane) Axberg (Wasilla, Alaska); seven grandchildren, Hailey Axberg (Ryan Hyde), Jordan (Cloie) Axberg, Taylor Axberg, Claire Montgomery, Cody Montgomery, Kyle Montgomery, Brooklyn Montgomery and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ivar and Jennie Axberg, sister Fern Zoncki and his in-laws Claire and Delores Taylor.