Louis Edward Axtman , Jr.

  • Born: May 18, 1927
  • Died: September 13, 2018
  • Location: Stow, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother

Louis Edward Axtman Jr., Age 91, of Stow, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He was the loving husband of Wendy A. (Burt) Axtman.

Born in Newton on May 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Louis Edward and Jenny (Hunt) Axtman. Louis was raised and educated in Framingham, graduating from Framingham High School, class of 1945. Louis enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and proudly served his country in WWII.

Upon returning home he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering. Louis and Wendy met in Paris in 1962 and married on April 5, 1963. The couple settled in Stow and raised their family together.

Louis worked as a Civil Engineer for the United States Corps of Engineers and for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a total of thirty-five years, retiring in May 1987.

Louis loved cars and motorcycles. He was an avid collector and also enjoyed working on and fixing anything with an engine. His favorite cars being Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin. Louis was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying. He liked working in his garden and caring for his tomato plants. Louis also loved classical music and attended many chamber concerts, he also was a constant thinker and enjoyed math and spelling.

He is survived by his loving wife Wendy A. Axtman of Stow; his children Jenny Axtman of Lowell; Hilary W. and husband Kenneth A. MacDonald of Alaska; Louis E. Axtman III of Ayer; his grandchildren Thomas John and Emily Ann MacDonald; his brother Albert Axtman of Webster. He was predeceased by his daughter Sarah C. Blake, Brother Richard "Billy" Axtman and Sister Barbara Stillwell.

A graveside service will be held at Stow Lower Village Cemetery, on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Uncle Lou, living so far away we only met you a few times in the UK and when visiting the US. You are someone who will be remembered by all the Burt family. May you rest in peace. Much love x

Posted by Sarah Burt - SHOREHAM-BY-SEA   September 16, 2018

Dear Dad,
I will miss your love and support. You were a wonderful father. You taught me how to ski, ride my bike and drive a stick shift. You pushed me to excel in athletics, school and to follow my dreams. You were smart in so many ways. I will always be one of your adventurous twin daughters who moved to Alaska.
Love you always, Hilary

Posted by Hilary MacDonald - Willow, AK - Daughter   September 15, 2018


He was a loving father and taught me how to become a man.

Posted by Louis Axtman - Ayer, MA - Family   September 15, 2018

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