Donald E. Ackerman
Donald E. Ackerman, 80, of Swansea, IL, born August 2, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, December 6, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Ackerman was a Belleville police officer for 28 years. He belonged to the Policemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Illinois, to the Illinois Police Association, and to the American Association of Retired Persons. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Anna, nee Polich, Ackerman.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marilyn J., nee Brauer, Ackerman, whom he married on March 15, 1955; one son, Tom (Susan) Ackerman of Swansea, IL; two daughters, Karen (Dennis) Hardesty of Collinsville, IL, Nancy (Bill) Paulsell of Swansea, IL; six grandchildren, Allison (Derrick) Collier, Casey (Jeff) Bassler, Nikolaus Pijut, Aaron and Brianna Ackerman, and Nicole (Shaun) Mooney; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Samuel Mooney; one sister, Pat Downs of Phoenix, AZ; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Betty) Brauer of Smithton, IL, Betty (Lee) Hartmann of Swansea, IL, Barbara (Bill) Meier of Belleville, IL, Carol Brauer of Belleville, IL, Dottie Brauer of Jonesburg, MO, Audrey Brauer of Neptune City, NJ, Sue Frazier of St. Louis, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Memorial Visitation: Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers as you make this difficult journey together. Draw on the strength and love of your family and friends as well as the memories you all share to help you find comfort.
Amy Torregrossa, Tempe, AZ, 85282
We were so sorry to hear about Don. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jean and Bob
Bob & Jean Passehl, Ruskin, FL, 33570
I don't know if you remember me. My mom and I lived down the road from you in McDonald's trailer court, we used to live at 9 Rocky Dr. I used to deliver newspapers to you. I wanted to send you my sympathies to you on losing Mr. Ackermann. I lost my mom March of 2009. Again you have my sympathies and the family is in my prayers. May God bless and keep you and your family in his hands.
Margie Wright, Belleville, IL, 62220
My heartfelt sympathies to your family. I have many fond childhood memories of spending time with your entire family. When I think back on that time I can almost hear your dad playing the piano and my dad and uncles are singing along! Terri Passehl- Pfarr
Terrri Passehl- Pfarr, Racine, Wi, 53403
Tom,Susan & Casey:
Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers as you grieve for your loss.
Keith, Lorraine, Kayla & Jacob Cange
, Swansea, IL, 62226
Karen, Dennis, Alison and Casey,
A number of years have passed and I still miss all of you!
Your Father and Grandfather is with God now and will always be watching over all of you.
You have my deepest sympathy! God Bless you all.
Mary Jane Dashner, Red Bud, IL, 62278
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my sympathies. Nick, know forever that you were a fantastic grandson. May God Bless.
Shara Nichols, Smithton, IL, 62285