Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell
In Memory of Herbert L. Ackerson
Date of Birth: May 8, 1902
Date of Death: December 14, 1997
Services: First United Methodist Church – Tampico
Wednesday, December 17, 1997 – 2:00 p.m.
Clergy: Rev. Linda Hood
Organist: Deb Cooper
Soloist: Vernice Morath
Pallbearers: Jim Coers; Michael Coers; Bruce Coers; Wayne Coers; Jim Lench; Nathan Lench
Interment: Tampico Cemetery Cemetery
Mr. Herbert L. Ackerson, age 95, formerly of Tampico, Illinois died Sunday morning, December 14, 1997 at Prophets good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, Illinois.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 17 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Tampico, with the Rev. Linda Hood, pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of services at the church. The Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established in his memory to the First United Methodist Church in Tampico in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Ackerson was born on May 8, 1902 in Verona, Missouri, the son of Nils and Hannah Larson Ackerson. He was united in marriage to Roberta Peterson on May 23, 1928 at Tampico, and she preceded him in death in 1959. He then married Helen Schelin in 1960 and she preceded him in death on October 21, 1992. He farmed in the Tampico area during his lifetime and he retired about forty-five years ago. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tampico, the Eastern Star, and he was a fifty year member of Prophetstown Masonic Lodge #293 AF & AM.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earl John (Patricia) Coers of Deer Grove; three grandchildren, Jim (Brenda) Coers of Tampico, Bruce (Kay) Coers of Hillsdale and Jim (Jennie) Lench of Prophetstown; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen York of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, six brothers and two sisters.