Marguerite L. Ackerman
January 28, 1913 - March 06, 2007
Birthplace: Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Service 3/9/2007
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 3/9/2007
Griswold Cemetery

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Marguerite L. Ackerman, age 94, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at the Red Oak Rehab and Care Center. Marguerite Luella Ackerman was born January 28, 1913 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa the daughter of Edward and Barbara (Lembke) Riepe. She attended school in Grove Township and Sunday school and church at Wheeler Grove Church. Later her parents moved to Griswold where she was baptized in the Central Church of Christ. She graduated from Griswold High School in 1932 and taught at the Mitchell County School in Pottawattamie County. Marguerite was united in marriage to Donald “Pat” Ackerman on March 16, 1936. They farmed in the Griswold, Elliott, and Morton’s Mill area. When they moved to Morton’s Mill they transferred their church membership to the Morton’s Mill Church. They sold their farm in 1973 but continued to live near Morton’s Mill until 1983 at which time they purchased a home in Red Oak. Marguerite and Pat were members of the First Christian Church in Red Oak and Marguerite was a member of the church Circle. Marguerite worked at the Good Samaritan Care Center retiring after 12 years of employment. She has been a resident of the Red Oak Rehab and Care Center since September of 1994.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband: Donald “Pat” Ackerman on October 11, 1993; daughter: Rowene Erickson; brother: Howard Riepe; and sisters: Ione Riepe and Helen Watkins. Survivors include her daughter: Connie Morse of Omaha, Nebraska; grandsons: Stephen Sitzman of Omaha, Nebraska; and Clint Erickson and wife Cynthia of Russiaville, Indiana; great grandchildren: Clinton, Elizabeth, Kimberly, and Zachary Erickson all of Russiaville, Indiana; brother: Lawrence Riepe of Griswold, Iowa; sister: Della Smith of Griswold, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, March 9, 2007 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Rev. JoAnn Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Griswold, Iowa Cemetery. There will be open visitation at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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