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Lumen Chester Ackland
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1915
Death: Sep. 28, 2007

Lumen Chester Ackland, better known as Chet Ackland, was born to Lewis and Clara (Nelson) Ackland on June 30, 1915. He attended grade school in Manchester and was confirmed at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1934. On June 18, 1941, he married Florence Keen. They bought and operated a grocery store in NE Minneapolis. After a few years they bought a farm near Manchester, MN. In October of 1969, they opened the Bible Book Store in Albert Lea and continued to farm and operate the store until 1982 when their son Mark took over the farm and they concentrated on the bookstore. In 1985, his wife Flo passed away. On April 2, 2000, he married Virginia (Ginny) Quam and they continued the bookstore until his retirement at the age of 88.

Chet is survived by his wife, Ginny; sons Jay(Linda) of Neola, Iowa, Greg (Janet) of Hartland, Mark (Julie) of Manchester; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Agnes Ackland of Albert Lea; stepsons, Gregg (Linda) Quam, Todd (Monica) Quam, Dann (Gem) Quam, Ross (Karen) Quam and Wyatt (Kim) Quam and 16 step-grandchildren.

Chet was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, son, Thomas on May 7, 2007; brother, Victor and wife Margaret, and brother Elwood.

Chet was an inspiration to many for his great love of God and was deeply loved. May his memory live on in the hearts of all of us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Youth For Christ, The Crossroads Community Hospice, or the Crossroads Church Building Fund.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Lewis Ackland (1866 - 1937)
  Clara Josephine Nelson Ackland (1879 - 1922)
 
 Siblings:
  Orlin Lewis Ackland (1905 - 1905)*
  Nelson Elwood Ackland (1911 - 1990)*
  Chester Ackland (1915 - 2007)*
  Lumen Chester Ackland (1915 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Central Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery
Albert Lea
Freeborn County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Janet Huseby Stephenson
Record added: Oct 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21991672
Lumen Chester Ackland
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