James Edward “Jim” Axelson

March 6, 1951 - January 3, 2020
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
5003 Wells Highway
Seneca, SC 29678
Monday 1/6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
5003 Wells Highway
Seneca, SC 29678
Monday 1/6, 10:30 am
Liberty Memorial Gardens
254 Alta Vista Drive
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 843-9211 | Map

Our beloved storyteller, sweet husband, and loving father James (“Jim”) Edward Axelson passed away peacefully on January 3, 2020. Born in Syracuse, NY on March 6, 1951 to Ray and Ethel Axelson, Jim loved spending time in the outdoors with his father and grandfather. Many canoe and backpacking trips as a Boy Scout solidified hisContinue Reading

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Mason left a message on February 3, 2020:
Sorry I meant a guy that always smiled never frowned until he was in hospice bless you Aunt Janie this is Mason
Mason left a message on February 3, 2020:
Man à Guy gotha smile never frowned until je pas in hospice ans god bless you aunt jainie this la mason
Sam Mitchell left a message on January 12, 2020:
Sad to hear about President Axelson’s passing. In the short time I knew him I was able to know of his love for the Savior, and his love for others. Even after an extended period of not seeing him, he still remembered who I was. That meant a lot to me. My prayers are with the family.
Janie Axelson left a message on January 9, 2020:
Mike and Sharon, I’m so glad we had the opportunity to spend some fun filled time with you not so long ago. We love you our special friends.
Larry Wahrer left a message on January 7, 2020:
There are so many great memories that it's difficult to point out one or the other. However, I'll always remember Jim as being a fair minded, living man. He had an to love all people, even if he disagreed with them. He spoke from the heart and never said anything in a mean spirit. We would talk politics often, Church changes and development and so many other topics. He loved playing card games and other games, a great carver, an out doors man and he lived his family uncondionally. Jim will be missed but never, ever forgotten. Love you brother.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
alex moroz left a message on January 6, 2020:
Today the family of Jim Axelson laid his body to rest. All I could think about was the joy of knowing Jim and the privilege I had as Being his friend. Jim was one of my first friends I met when I transferred to Taft elementary school back in the early 60’s in Syracuse NY. He and his dad Ray showed me the joys of wood carving, camping, and the love of nature. As we grew through adolescence, we shared sports, music, and our passion for motorcycling. Our high school class of 69 was special! The pic here is from the original Taft elementary Eastwood “posse” almost grown up...Through the years so many stories... Jim shared his love for his wife Jainie, his kids and his friends. I Feel so fortunate that we had a chance to see each other at this past summers High school 50th reunion. The time flys so fast but the memories last forever. God speed Jim Axelson. May you look over all of us from above. I will miss you my friend, captain Peach Fuzz. (Alex Moroz, Syracuse ny )
Steve and Ceil Hall left a message on January 4, 2020:
President Axelson has been such a great leader, compassionate, funny man and a true example of service to others. Janie, we send our love and prayers to you always.
Mike and Sharon Bair left a message on January 4, 2020:
Janie and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Jim. He was a great human being, but, I feel certain he would agree, no greater at all than the family members he left behind.’
Markola McLaughlin left a message on January 4, 2020:
I just want to thank Jim for his love of people and expressed how deeply he was appreciated by me and when I lost my daughter, he and Janie were one of the first to be at my house. I just want to say thank you. He will be missed by a lot of people, not just family, but friends and people all over the world. Markola
Dan Blattman left a message on January 3, 2020:
Jim, Josh and I worked a pioneer trek with the youth group from church. Jim told stories and we called him “3 Feathers”. He also knew how to help and reach out to people in every situation. I learned to love him during that experience.
Ed & Sandy Stahlnecker left a message on January 3, 2020:
One of the best men and friend we have ever had the privilege of knowing.
Ilene Elliott left a message on January 3, 2020:
Jim and Janie were just at our home December 12 for dinner as well as two other couples. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a couple of Jim's stories. I had made a beef brisket in his honor as he loved it so much. It was a wonderful Christmas celebration. Danny and I are so grateful that we got to spend the evening with him and Janie. We will miss our dear friend. Much love to Janie and family. Fondly, Danny and Ilene Elliott
Randy Robinson left a message on January 3, 2020:
When we were planning our move from California to Greenville in 1991 I called the phone number I’d obtained for the bishop of what would likely be our new ward. Bishop James Axelson answered and was friendly, welcoming, and helpful in taking our information, including our new address as we had secured a Greenville residence. He confirmed that we would be in his ward. When we arrived brethren were organized and ready to unload the truck. Bishop Axelson had contacted the Elders Quorum and all went well. His spirit of saintly helpfulness and conscientiousness manifest at that time would continue all the years since when I would observe him bless the lives of those around him.
Dennis Nowak left a message on January 3, 2020:
Jim was a good man and we will miss his constant smile. He is serving a higher calling now. Thank you for your years of service to the Greenville area! We love you and your family. Dennis & Julie Nowak
Lynn Barry left a message on January 3, 2020:
Best brother ever. Kind fun sweet smart daring adventurous wonderful. Will miss him forever. I love you, Jimmy xoxo Your Seester, Lynnie
Colleen Graf left a message on January 3, 2020:
Uncle Jimbug & Aunt Janie made every day better when we lived in Syracuse, New York. What do I remember about uncle jimmy.... everything! His big laugh, hours and hours fundraising making chocolate Easter eggs, lots and lots of Church service with my daddy and always loving me as much as his own daughters and big smiles as Allison and I performed one more talent show! I’ve never seen a stronger more faith-filled couple and I’ve never known my parents to have better BEST friends than Jim & Janie Axelson. Every prayer is for you all Al, Heidi, Josh, Jake and aunt Janie. Heaven got THE GRANDEST today. I’m so sorry and love you dearly, Coll ( Luekenga) Graf
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