|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1950|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2006|
South Dakota, USA
Monte was born on July 10, 1950, at Wheaton, MN, the son of Edgar and Thelma (Rohlfs) Akerson. Following birth he lived with his parents at Rosholt, SD. Upon his father's death in 1952, he moved with his mother and siblings to Corona, SD. His mother married Harold Hajenga in 1959 and they lived in rural Milbank. Monte never married.
Monte worked at Flanery's in Milbank for a few years. Monte then worked as custodian for the Milbank Public Schools for many years. During the last few years before his diagnosis with lung cancer, he worked at Grant County Implement in Milbank cleaning farm equipment.
Monte entered Park Place in Milbank on March 17, 2004, and Beverly Healthcare in Milbank on Nov. 9, 2005. Monte was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Even though he was a quiet person, Monte liked to make people laugh. He had a unique way of expressing humorous anecdotes that were funny to others because of the way in which he expressed them. Monte was very interested in how family and friends were related to each other. He enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcyle.
Survivors include his stepfather, Harold Hajenga, Milbank; two brothers, Marlen Akerson and wife Nancy, Rochester, MN, and Wade Akerson, Minneapolis, MN; four sisters, Maralyn Akerson, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Cheryl Walter and husband John, Bel Air, Maryland; Karla Mathews and husband Dick, Minneapolis, MN; and Lisa Dornbusch and husband Brian, rural Milbank; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1952 and his mother in 1998.
Funeral services for Monte Akerson, age 55, of Milbank, will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. The Reverend James L. Wiese will officiate. Monte died on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in Milbank. The organist will be Roger Goosen and the soloist will be Lisa Dornbusch accompanied by Diane Davis. Family members are asked to meet in the church fellowship hall by 10:30 a.m. Saturday to attend services. Visitation will be at the Emanuel-Patterson Funeral Home in Milbank on Friday from 4-6 p.m. and in the church Saturday one hour before services. Pallbearers will be Sherwin Akerson, Byron Akerson, Dustin Dornbusch, Brad Akerson, Dave Schaack, and Charles Veen. Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery at Rosholt, SD.
Saint Joseph Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Lori
Record added: Jan 04, 2009
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