Jon Kevin "Smiley" Axelson, 51, of Russell, brother of Pam Launchbaugh, Pratt, died March 11, 2013, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

A celebration of the funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.