Barry Ackley

Barry Trent Ackley, 76 of Staples passed away February 23, 2024 at Essentia - St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

Family and friends are invited to the inurnment at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at Diamond Lake Cemetery, Aitkin. A Celebration of Life will follow at the former Ackleys’ Resort & Campground on Ripple Lake, Aitkin.

Barry was born April 20, 1947 to Albert D. and Bernice V. (Bair) Ackley in Sigourney, Iowa. He graduated from Aitkin High School in 1965. He attended Minneapolis Community Technical College and later Staples Vo-Tech earning a degree in Tool and Die Design. Barry lived in Staples and worked many different jobs during his life including small engine repair that he learned from his father. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, trapping, fishing and shooting.  

Barry is survived by his brother and sister-in-law,  Craig (Shelly) Ackley of Glen; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie (Al) Midthun of Mora and Cindy (Gary) Raynor of Eagan; 10 nieces and nephews, Joe Midthun, Anna Gaffey, Katie Piecek, Levi, Isaac, Hannah and Sam Ackley, Josh, Julie and Ben Raynor; many other special relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin. To leave a message of condolence go to 

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