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Obituary for John Ernest Ackerman

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John Ernest Ackerman

March 23, 1928 - April 29, 2011

John Ernest Ackerman and Patsy Ruth Toombs Ackerman left this world on Friday, April 29, 2011 just a few hours apart to be reunited with each other again. John was born March 23, 1928 to Rudolph and Maria Ackerman in Loop City, Nebraska. Patsy was born April 20, 1929 to William and Harriet Toombs in Wells, Nevada. John later moved to Wells where he met and married Patsy Toombs on July 10, 1948. They continued their journey to Ogden Utah where John started his career with the Union Pacific Railroad and Patsy worked at Grants department store and the IRS. John served his Country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge. John and Patsy enjoyed fishing and camping trips with their family and friends. They were avid Jazz fans and never missed an Ogden Raptor’s game. John was a very special man who was always willing to help someone in need. John was a true craftsman who enjoyed remodeling houses and fixing cars with son, Tim. He also enjoyed the special times he had fishing with his daughter, Tina. Patsy enjoyed playing games with her children and was the foundation of the family. John and Patsy looked forward to the time they spent with their granddaughter, Rashelle and their great grand children Caiden and Kaiya who were their pride and joy. John touched many people’s lives by his kindness and generosity. Patsy served her community as a volunteer at St. Benedict’s Hospital. John and Patsy are both survived by their son Tim (Marjorie) Ackerman and their daughter Tina Ackerman. Also surviving is their granddaughter Rashelle Wilde (Damon), 2 great grand children and many nieces and nephews. They were preceded in death by their great grandson Carson Craig Wilde. John is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Hank, Alfred, Isabelle, Lucy, Clarence and Clara. He is survived by his siblings Blanche and Stanley. Patsy is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Louise, Madge, Betty, Alta, Bill and Fred. The family would like to give a special thanks to the IHC Hospice nurses Heidi, Debbie, Ashlin and Camille for their incredible care and support given to our parents and to us. We also, would like to thank our friends and family who provided support through these tough times. Services will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden; family and friends may visit one hour prior.Interment at Washington Heights Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for John Ernest Ackerman

Born: March 23, 1928
Died: April 29, 2011

Condolences for John Ernest Ackerman

Michael Berrett posted on 5/4/11

Tim and family, I am saddened at the loss of your parents, they were great people, I did not know your mother very well, but my memory is of a kind and gentle person, your dad was such a character, sharp witted, with a great sense of humor, I was always in awe of the relation ship you had with your dad, he was one of the guys, and his skill at refurbishing cars was second to none, one of my best memories was driving the burnt orange 68 camaro you and your dad rebuilt, I hope you and your sister will have some solace knowing that your folks are with each other, take care Tim.


Paula Nielsen-Volpi posted on 5/4/11

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your parents - It must be very tough. Things will get better, tears will turn into wonderful smiles as you remember them.Take care and I hope I see you guys sometime


Ashley Cottle Casperson posted on 5/3/11

Rashelle and Family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your grandparents were always so kind to me. I loved going to your home to play. Your grandma always made us yummy treats and drove us to the mall in her purple van. I especially liked playing in your grandpa's Bug in the backyard. I had fun going with you to The Dee Events Center to drive his Go Cart. I always thought you had the coolest grandparents! I will be thinking about you and your family.With Sympathy,Ashley Cottle Casperson