Marion J. Ackerman

Nov 18, 2019
Ackerman, Marion web


11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel     


One hour prior to services at Kearns     


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Mt. Hope United Methodist Church or the Dewar Hall     


Marion J. Ackerman, 99, of Waterloo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 18, 2019. 

She was born on May 14, 1920 in Waterloo, the daughter of Alton and Olive (Crinklaw) Sackett. 

She graduated from Waterloo East High School with the class of 1938. 

Marion married Raymond L. “Ray” Ackerman on July 11, 1942 in Missouri. They were married for 66 years. He passed away on July 12, 2008.

She was a member of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church where she had been very active over the years. Her grandfather, Rev. George Crinklaw, baptized Marion along with her sisters and cousins. 

She was a part of the “Sewing Club,” where she would meet with her friends on a regular basis. 

She enjoyed watching Iowa Hawkeyes basketball, Lawrence Welk, and Johnny Carson. Marion attended high school reunions until the 70th year; she then had noon lunches with the class of 1938 for several years. She had a lifelong passion for music, winning many state awards for band and orchestra competitions in high school. Marion loved to watch her grandchildren’s music performances, sporting and racing events. 

Survived by her son, Mark (Carolyn) Ackerman of Waterloo; daughter, Janet (Del) Clubine of Williamsburg; four grandchildren, Darren (Vicky) Ackerman of Elk Run Heights, Jennifer (Eric) Rhymer of Hudson; Denise (Brian) Culp of Williamsburg; and Chad (April) Clubine of Janesville; and six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kaitlyn, and Kaylee Culp, Conner Clubine, and Liam and Dylan Rhymer.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Debi Rae Ackerman; and two sisters, Dorothy Dickinson and Alta White.

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  1. Anna | Nov 21, 2019
    I use to work at northcrest and I got to help out with marion and i always love to. She was a great person and I loved her company. I hated to leave at night because we would talk about everything and anything. My thoughts are with you guys
  2. Carmen Henriksen Nelson | Nov 20, 2019

    Marion was a breathe of sunshine.  She and Ray were such nice people.  Wonderful to have so many years of life... almost 100.

    My sympathies to the Ackerman and Clubine families

  3. CHAD VAN DYKE | Nov 20, 2019

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