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Raymond W. "Ray" Ackermann
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1923
Ford County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 2002
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA

Raymond 'Ray' W. Ackerman, 78, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his home in Dodge City. He was born September 5, 1923, at Windthorst, the son of Frank and Clara Fredelake Ackermann. A dodge City resident since 1994, moving from Windthorst, he was a farmer, a fieldman for the ASCS Office, and worked several years at My-D-Han-D Manufacturing, Dodge City. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WW II. He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714, both of dodge City, and a life member of Knights of Columbus Council 2462, Windthorst. He was a past board member of the Spearville and Offerle Coops. On May 9, 1950, he married Mary Eleanor Ring at Wright. She preceded him in death August 31, 2001. Survivors include: four sons, Ed and wife, Toni, Brewster, Larry and wife, Kenna, Spearville, Rod and wife, Kerry, Little River, and Jeff and wife, Kelly, Hays; four daughters, Diane Ackerman and Marcia Farid, both of Wichita, Vicki Evinger and husband, Jerome, and Lynette Hessman and husband, Skyler, all of Dodge City; two sisters, Elizabeth Gerritzen, Great Bend, and Rose Downey, Stratton, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Albert, Ed, Mike and Henry "Hank" Ackerman. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dodge City, with Father Ted Stoecklein presiding. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Windthorst, with military graveside rites by A. Company, 70th Engineers, Ft. Riley. Memorials to Hospice of the Prairie or Blessed Care Services, both in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 14th. Ave., dodge City, KS 67801.
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  Francis Ackermann (1883 - 1965)
  Clara Mary Fredelake Ackermann (1883 - 1948)
  Mary Eleanor Ring Ackermann (1931 - 2001)
  Albert Adolph Ackerman (1910 - 1965)*
  Henry Francis Ackermann (1913 - 1990)*
  Edward John Ackermann (1914 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth Ann Ackerman Gerritzen (1916 - 2006)*
  Michael William Ackermann (1918 - 1983)*
  Rose Mary Ackerman Downey (1920 - 2011)*
  Raymond W. Ackermann (1923 - 2002)
*Calculated relationship
Note: son of Frank & Clara; husband of Mary Eleanor RING
Holy Cross Cemetery
Ford County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Laura Tasset Koehn
Record added: Mar 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25202213
Raymond W. Ray Ackermann
Added by: Laura Tasset Koehn
Raymond W. Ray Ackermann
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Served in the Marines from June 29th, 1944 until July 24, 1946...Served overseas in Saipan, Okinawa and the occupation of Japan...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten. We miss you.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014

- Mary Lou Hanson
 Added: Nov. 4, 2010

- Laura Tasset Koehn
 Added: Jul. 12, 2009

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