Howard Ackerson

Howard “Mike” Ackerson, 99, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Glencoe. 

Services were held June 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Pillager

Interment was held at Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager.

Mike was born October 4, 1919 in Brainerd, to Charles and Nellie (Everist) Ackerson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. Mike was united in marriage to Doris Newkirk April 24, 1954 at the First Baptist Church in Pillager. He worked as a dock man at Yellow Freight for 28+ years. Mike also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Mike is survived by his wife, Doris of 65 years; three sons, Leo (Teresa), Lester, Larry (Sue) and Lynn; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lorn; four brothers; one sister and two step-brothers.

Arrangments were by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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