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ACKERSON, Brett Alan 1966-2014

ACKERSON, DEVRIES, GREENLEE

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/19/2014 at 15:35:18

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GREENE, IOWA Funeral Services for Brett Alan Ackerson, 48, of Greene will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene with Pastors Gary Hatcher and Mark Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at Retz Funeral Home, 519 N. First St., Greene, and will continue one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Brett Alan Ackerson was born in Charles City, on April 25, 1966, a son of Marvin Kay and Lorilee Jane (DeVries) Ackerson and died at his home Friday, May 16, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He received his education in public school, graduating from Charles City High School in 1985. At an early age Brett developed a solid work ethic that has carried him throughout his life.

Brett was united in marriage to Tami Sue Greenlee on April 16, 1988, at the Wesleyan Church in Charles City. This union was blessed with two children.

Brett worked for Unverferth Manufacturing, in Shell Rock, for over 20 years as a welder and toolmaker. He was a generous handyman whose skills were made available to anyone in need. Brett volunteered countless hours coaching football and basketball both for the Greene Rams and the North Butler Bearcats.

He loved country life, horses, and being a cowboy. He was an active member of The Chuckwagon Racers of Iowa-Minnesota. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed equestrian camping. Brett especially enjoyed time spent with his family on their yearly Wyoming vacations.

Living family members include his loving wife of 26 years, Tami of Greene; daughter, Kelcie Ackerson (Tyler); one son, Garrett Ackerson (Tiffany); his parents, Marvin and Lorilee Ackerson of Ionia; one sister, Michelle (Jim) Lembke of Dubuque; one brother, Stacy (Staci) Ackerson of Bassett; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Brett was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Brett Ackerson Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 219 Greene, Iowa 50636.

Retz Funeral Home, 519 N. First Street, Greene is in charge of services, 641-823-4457, www.retzfh.com .

Source: Charles City Press, 19 MAY 2014
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Brett Alan Ackerson, 48, of Greene, died at home Friday, May 16, 2014, from cancer.

He was born April 25, 1966, in Charles City, son of Marvin Kay and Lorilee Jane DeVries Ackerson. He married Tami Sue Greenlee on April 16, 1988, at the Wesleyan Church, Charles City.

Brett graduated from Charles City High School in 1985. He worked for Unverferth Manufacturing, Shell Rock, for over 20 years as a welder and toolmaker. He coached football and basketball for the Greene Rams and the North Butler Bearcats.

Survived by his wife; a daughter, Kelcie Ackerson (Tyler); a son, Garrett (Tiffany); his parents of Ionia; a sister, Michelle (Jim) Lembke of Dubuque; a brother, Stacy (Staci) of Bassett; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by his grandparents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Greene. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Retz Funeral Home, Greene, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Brett Ackerson Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 219, Greene 50636.

Brett loved country life, horses and being a cowboy. He was a member of The Chuckwagon Racers of Iowa-Minnestoa. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed equestrian camping. Brett especially enjoyed time spent with his family on their yearly Wyoming vacations.

Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Monday, May 19, 2014
(Credit: S. Bell, for Courier obit and photo from Courier)


 

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