ACKERMAN, Thomas 1892-1952
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/5/2010 at 17:09:14
Tom Ackerman Dies Following Week’s Illness
(Resided in Grundy County all of His Life; Was War Veteran, Farmer & Builder)
Thomas G. Ackerman, veteran of World War I, a farmer and builder, died about six o’clock Sunday morning at Schoitz Memorial hospital in Waterloo. His death came suddenly and unexpectedly. He had submitted to a gall bladder operation at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo on the morning of May 12th. He was believed to be on the road to recovery and he was brought to his home in Grundy Center Saturday. Shortly after returning home his condition took a turn for the worse and he was returned to the Schoitz hospital. He was 59 years old.
Funeral services were held at the home at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the American Lutheran church in Grundy Center, with Rev. R. E. Burrack officiating. He was buried in the the cemetery at Parkersburg. Burial was with military honors by the Grundy Post of the American Legion, of which the deceased was a member.
Mr. Ackerman was born Aug. 21, 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ackerman, on a farm two miles south of Aplington in Grundy County. He lived on this farm until he moved to Grundy Center in 1941. His education consisted of grade school training in the Grundy County rural schools and several years at the Iowa State Teachers College. He served in the army during the first World War during the years 1918 and 1919. He served for 15 months on overseas duty as a supply distributor to the front line men.
He was married to Annetta Escher on February 27, 1922. Shortly after his marriage he was baptized, confirmed and then became a member of the Bethel Lutheran church at Parkersburg. He retained his membership there until the Lutheran church was formed in Grundy Center at which time he became a charter member of this church.
Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman made their home on their Pleasant Valley township farm until 1941 when they moved to Grundy Center.
Built 12 Homes in Grundy Center
For a number of years Mr. Ackerman was engaged in home building in Grundy Center. He put up twelve new modern homes and had one under construction at the time of his death. This house was to be the future home for himself and his family.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Glenna at home and Lorraine, who is married to Jake Goldhorn of Aplington, and two grandsons, Neil and Tommy Goldhorn and six brothers and five sisters. They are Mrs. Lizzie Wiarda, Mrs. Rena Wiarda, both of Ackley; William of Earlham; Fred and Charles of LaPorte City; Mrs. Fred Best and Ben of Aplington; Mrs. Clara Rieher and John of Allison, Mrs. Fred Prohaska of Aplington and Elmer of Iowa Falls.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
The casket bearers were members of the brotherhood: Rudy Voss, Joe Haack, Henry Bergman, John Weltzin, Elmer Delfs and Joe Cerne. The users were Henry Bockes and Claus Itzen.
--The Grundy Register, 22 May 1952
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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