Alvin Ackerman

March 17, 1932 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 90)


Alvin “Al” H. Ackerman, 90, of Urbana, passed away peacefully at his home, Urbana, on May 2, 2022.

Al was born March 17, 1932 in Champaign County, son of Harm and Minnie (Aden) Ackerman. He married Verna (Ihnen) Ackerman November 7, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville. She preceded him in death October 24, 2018.

Al was a Korean War veteran. He trained in the military police camp and then spent 16 months in railway security in South Korea. He was a lifelong member of the VFW and American Legion.

After returning home, Al worked as a carpenter for Estes Construction Co, Rantoul, for three years, then as a foreman for Hudson Construction and Huron Development, Rantoul, for nine years, then as general foreman for English Bros, Champaign, for 20 years before retiring. He was an honorary member of Carpenter and Joiners of America for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed drawing up floor plans for new homes. Al also farmed part time his entire life.

Al and his wife, Verna, loved playing golf. They moved to Florida and enjoyed the sport year round for 21 years. They were married 63 years when his wife passed. Al was preceded in death by his wife, their son, Gary, his parents and brother Merl and sister Evelyn

Al is survived by two children, Rick (Annette) Ackerman of Urbana, Connie Wolken (Jeff Dore) of North Venice, Florida; four grandchildren, Jason (Kelly) Ackerman of Edwardsville, Kelly (Kenny) Carter of St. Joseph, Brooke Wolken (Jacob Herbert) of Paxton and Stephanie (Jason) Maier of Thomasboro; and seven great-grandchildren, Maddux, Payton, Lillian, Avery, Gunner, Emma and Jaxon.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 am Thursday, May 5th at Prince of Peace Church 802 E Douglas, St. Joseph, with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in Beckman Cemetery.

Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Church, St. Joseph

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May 5, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
May 5, 2022

10:30 AM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

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