Phillip W. Ackerman

May 18, 1938 - August 30, 2009

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Phillip W. Ackerman, Sr., 71, of LaGrange died Sunday, August 30, 2009, at 6:54 p.m. in the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Mr. Ackerman had worked at Summit Plastics in Sturgis, Michigan. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1960 to 1964.

He was born May 18, 1938, in Kendallville to Edward and Florence (Coats) Ackerman. He was married to Mary Randol.

Surivivng are his wife, Mary Ackerman of LaGrange; two daughters, Dawn Ebert of Columbus, Ohio, and Debbie Ackerman of LaGrange; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Edwin Ackerman of LaGrange, Phil Ackerman Jr. and April Ackerman of LaGrange, and Bill and Candy Ackerman of Dunkirk; 14 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Diane Millum of Cadillac, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Ackerman.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, with Pastor Lee Combs of Community Bapitst Church, Wolcottville, officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville.

Military honor guard services will be provided by American Legion Post 381, Rome City.

Calling is Wednesday, September 2, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Janet Steele
September 8th, 2009 10:23pm
Dorr, MI

Mary, Debbie, Dawn, Edwin, Phil and Bill, I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and Father. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you all. Janet

Janice Hunter
September 3rd, 2009 10:16pm

My condolence to Mary,kids,grand kids, and great grand kids for the loss of a special man. I had the pleasure of getting to know him through Edwin and know he was a father who helped his children when they were in need. I know he will be missed dearly. May you remember the good times you had with him in your lives and keep those fond memories. "Your all in my thoughts and prayers."

jerry ackerman
September 3rd, 2009 11:57am
prestonsburg ky

so sorry..jerry ackerman ,prestonsburg ky ..Ralph Ackerman son..