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ACKERMAN, Annette 1898-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/5/2010 at 17:16:55

Services Held Monday for Mrs. Ackerman

Mrs. Annette Ackerman passed away early Friday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN where she had been a patient since March 9.

Funeral services were held at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4. Rev. Kermit Rye officiated.

The congregation sang “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Miss Chris Borchardt sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Rock of Ages.” Pastor Kermit Rye sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Accompanist was Mrs. T. J. Heronimus, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Keith Stahl, Calvin Stahl, Dennis Highland, Bob Schmadeke, Ken Havel and E. D. Jansen.

Users were Clarence Voss and Harold Voss. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Reinicke and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hoffman were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Committal services were held immediately following the funeral service. Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg.

Mrs. Ackerman was born April 11, 1898, at Danforth, IL, the daughter of Frederick and Neescha Dirks Escher. She attained the age of 84 years , 11 months and 20 days. When she was two years old, her family moved from Illinois to Parkersburg. As a young girl her family moved to Waverly, where she graduated from high school and attended Wartburg College. She later attended the Hampton Hospital School of Nursing in Hampton.

She was united in marriage to Thomas Ackerman on February 27, 1922 at the home of her parents in Parkersburg. After their marriage they farmed south of Aplington until 1941, when they moved and made their home in Grundy Center. On May 18, 1952, her husband passed away. For 18 years, from 1952 to 1970, she was a nurse’s aide at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

She was a charter member of the American Lutheran Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, three sisters and one infant sister.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jake (Lorraine) Goldhorn of Fort Dodge and Mrs. Glenna Lebeda of Grundy Center; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--Grundy Register, 7 April 1983


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