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 Edna Luella <I>Nelson</I> Ackerman

Edna Luella Nelson Ackerman

Elk Horn, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Death 23 Oct 2009 (aged 89)
Hiawatha, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Burial Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 43604316 · View Source
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Edna Luella Ackerman
December 30, 1919 - October 23, 2009


Edna Luella Ackerman passed away Friday, October 23, 2009, at the age of 89 years at the Oldorf Hospice in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Edna was born December 30, 1919 to Knud Christian and Anna Marie (Leistad) Nelson west of Elk Horn, Iowa, where she grew to adulthood. She attended the local country school and graduated from Elk Horn High School. On April 12, 1942, she was united to Edward Porter Ackerman at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church. They had two sons, Steven Ray and Kenneth Lyle. Following her marriage, she was a resident of Atlantic, until two and a half years ago when they moved to Summit Point Retirement Home in Marion, Iowa, to be close to their son, Steve, and his family.

She was a talented pianist and played the organ for many years at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and piano at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn. She also gave private piano lessons over the years to many of the children in Atlantic and played for church services at the Summit Point Retirement Home. Edna had a love of flowers and nature which she passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She always enjoyed visits from the family.

Edna is survived by her husband; son, Steve and wife Joan; two grandchildren, Julia Ackerman and Anthony Ackerman and wife Cindy; three great-grandchildren, Miranda and Shawn Vollmer and Tyler Ackerman, all of Marion, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Kenneth; and sisters, Sylvia Anderson and Hilda Durham; and granddaughter-in-law, Becky Ackerman.

Funeral Information
An open viewing will be held at the Roland Funeral Home daily from 8:00 - 5:00 with a family visitation on Thursday evening, October 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home.

Services for Edna will be held Friday afternoon, October 30, at 1:00 pm at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating.

Interment will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Roland Funeral Service

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Luella Nelson Ackerman (30 Dec 1919–23 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43604316, citing Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by The Seeker (contributor 46855953) .