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AKKERMAN, Larry D. 1943-2017

AKKERMAN, SMIT, KNUTSON, DIAMOND

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/24/2017 at 10:07:22

Larry D. Akkerman, 73, of Parkersburg, IA, formerly of Wellsburg, IA passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Cedar Valley Hospice House, in Waterloo, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, in Ackley, IA. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 , at the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, in Ackley. Interment will be at St. Peters Church Cemetery, in rural Wellsburg. A memorial has been established in his name. The Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Larry was born February 24, 1943 to Henry and Marie (Smit) Akkerman, in Marshalltown, IA. He graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1961 and attended the University of Denver. Larry was united in marriage to Kathie Knutson Diamond on June 15, 1979 at the Little Brown Church, in Nashua, IA. He farmed the rural Wellsburg area retiring in 2008. Larry often said he retired in 2008 but continued to work on the farm. He was a member of the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (formerly Faith Presbyterian). Larry served many years on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and was a director of the Pine Lake Corn Processors. He enjoyed Nascar racing, spending time in Tennessee. The highlight of his life was spending time with his grandchildren.

Larry will be missed by his wife, Kathie, a daughter, Melissa (Ryan) West of Maryville, TN, a son, Tim (Robbyn) Diamond of Wellsburg, three grandchildren; Claire Diamond, Colton Diamond, and Aubrey West, a sister, Joyce Blythe of Lake Ozark, MO, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Dennis, a brother-in-law, Wayne Blythe, and a great nephew, Treye Blythe.

--Anderson Funeral Homes (www.andersonfhs.com)


 

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