Joseph V. Axtetter, 75, of Festus died Oct. 8, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City.
Mr. Axtetter was retired from his business, Axtetter Excavating Co. A World War II Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 3777, Amvets Post 48, and the United States Marine Raider Association.
Born June 17, 1921, in Crystal City, he was the son of the late John and Rose (Dietrich) North.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Viola (Burr) Axtetter, who died June 11, 1982, and a brother, Bernard Axtetter.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan Axtetter of Festus; a sister, Theresa Hale of Cape Girardeau; and brothers William North of Festus and Robert North of Rolla.
Funeral services were Oct. 10 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by the Rev. John Kerber. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.