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 Alberta Elizabeth “Bertie” <I>Saxen</I> Akkerman

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Alberta Elizabeth “Bertie” Saxen Akkerman

  • Birth 19 Mar 1934 Cherokee County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 7 Nov 1997 Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Harris, Osceola County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 60740431

Obit: Alberta Elizabeth "Bertie" Akkerman, 63, of Harris, Iowa, formerly of Quimby, Iowa, died Friday, November 7, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial services were held at the Harris United Methodist Church, Harris, Iowa, with the Rev. Christopher Ebbers officiating. Burial of the cremains followed in the Union Cemetery at Harris under direction of the Walton, Roste & Vogel Funeral Home of Sibley, Iowa. Mrs. Akkerman was born March 19, 1934, in Cherokee County, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Louise (Gehrke) Saxen. She was raised in Quimby where she graduated from high school in 1952. She married Keith Corrington June 13, 1953, in Quimby. They later divorced. She married Raymond Akkerman May 31, 1974, in Harris. The couple first lived south of Harris for a year until settling northwest of town. She worked at Miller-McClintock-Bell Insurance Agency as a secretary and later as a receptionist at Simonsen's Manufacturing. She had served as Quimby City Treasurer, was an active member of Harris United Methodist Church and worked at many United Methodist Women activities. She enjoyed planting and weeding, and admired her flower garden. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Larry Corrington of Sergeant Bluff and Steven and his wife, Bonnie Corrington of Washta, Iowa; two brothers and their wives, Clarence and Dorothy Saxen of Quimby and Delbert and Evelyn Saxen of Bonsall, California; three sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Arno) Moore of Arkansas, Betty Harvey of Shelby, Montana, and LaVonne (Mrs. Ray) Ragan of Moville, Iowa; father and mother-in-law, Andrew and Tillie Akkerman of Harris; two step-daughters, Linda (Mrs. Gary) Kleve of Ocheyedan, Iowa, and Connie (Mrs. Dan) Stahly of Lake Park, Iowa; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.


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  • Created by: JMeister
  • Added: 28 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60740431
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alberta Elizabeth “Bertie” Saxen Akkerman (19 Mar 1934–7 Nov 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60740431, citing Union Cemetery, Harris, Osceola County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by JMeister (contributor 47157613) .