AKKERMAN, John O. 1918-2003
AKKERMAN, KONKEN, ENGELKES, KOCH, MESSER
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Date: 3/7/2017 at 21:29:41
John O. Akkerman, 84
John O. Akkerman, 84, of Parkersburg, died August 26 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were August 29 at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in rural Holland. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church or the Cedar Valley Hospice.
John was born the son of John and Sena (Konken) Akkerman on November 30, 1918. He received his education from Beaver #3 School. John was united in marriage to Elva Engelkes on September 11, 1941. She died November 25, 1965. He married Dorothy Koch Messer on May 24, 1968. John farmed all his adult life, retiring in 1981. He also auctioneered all of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; one brother; and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Dale (Denise Eilderts) of rural Holland; a daughter; and four grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 September 2003, pg 3
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