Mark Axthelm, 68, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born June 29, 1952, in North Platte, NE, son of Cecil and Doris (Anderson) Axthelm.

Mark grew up in North Platte attended school at McKinley Grade School and graduated from North Platte High School. He lived in North Platte until 1971 and moved to Gothenburg until his passing.

He married Stephanie Weber on April 2, 1971 in North Platte, NE and to this union they had two children Jamie and Jenny. Mark and Steph farmed and ranched south of Gothenburg.

He was a member of Banner United Methodist Church and had received his 50 year membership pin.

Mark loved his grandchildren dearly, loved to hunt and also loved his cattle.

Survivors include wife, Steph Axthelm of Gothenburg; daughter, Jenny (Steve) Skupa of Campbell, son, Jamie (JoEllen) Axthelm of Seward, five grandchildren Mackenzie Skupa, Alexa Axthelm, Sydney Skupa, Abbie Skupa and Ander Axthelm, sister Kylie (David) Young of Rogersville, MO, brothers, Tim (Mary) Axthelm of North Platte and Mike Axthelm of Hillsboro, OR and many nieces, nephews and other family.

Mark was preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Doris Axthelm, sister-in-law, Deb Axthelm; and niece, Donnie Farr.

Memorials may be given to Banner United Methodist Church or Callahan Cancer Center, P.O.Box 1168, North Platte, NE, 69103.