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Earl Ackerman

June 05, 2017

Prayer Service - Sunday

June 11, 2017
- 6:00 PM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro

Visitation - Sunday

June 11, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro

Funeral Mass - Monday

June 12, 2017
- 1:00 PM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Earl Ackerman

June 05, 2017


Earl Ackerman 65, Blanchard ND, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and HRRV. Earl was born November 1, 1951 to George and Agnes (Kneip) Ackerman in Ada, MN. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1971. He attended Wahpeton State College and earned his degree in welding.

He married Kathy Johnson in South Dakota. She passed away in 2001 with Earl by her side at home. He met Bonnie Raymond in 2003 and they married in February of 2007, in Grand Forks, ND. He lived his entire life in the Hillsboro area.

Earl farmed early on in life and then worked for the NDDOT for almost 30 years, retiring in 2013 due to health. Earl received many letter and award for his excellent attendance and driving skills. He attended St. Rose of Lima Church. He enjoyed anything JD, tinkering on his hobby farm, fishing and camping, and especially seeing his grandchildren.

From birth on Earl had to conquer many adverse difficulties in his life. He overcame them because of his determination and strong will to achieve his goals. He never let anything stop him, which he held up to till the very end.

Earl is survived by his wife Bonnie, children, Joe, Jeff, Lisa; grandchildren, Jeena, Kanyon, Isabella, and Valor; brother’s, Bernard (Karen), Elroy (Jean), Eddie (Kathy), Leo (Shirley) and John; sister’s Kathy (Harry) Kram, Mary (Rod) Stoa, Delores (Kenny) Vettle; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, parents, grandparents, and granddaughter, Arianne and a niece, Rose Vettle.

Special thanks to the Mayo Clinic, Sanford Health and HRRV and the RMCC.


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3 responses to “Earl Ackerman”

  1. Skip and Jean Hjelmstad says:

    Bonnie, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband. May God’s peace help you through the rough and sad times ahead.

  2. Frank and Joan Brommenschenkel says:

    Sorry to hear that a cousin passed so young.

    Frank Brommenschenkel

  3. Carmel Koep says:

    Bonnie, so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I knew Earl as my uncle when he was married to Kathy and I have nothing but good memories of the summer weeks my sister and I spent in Hillsboro with them as teenagers. He was always willing to teach us something new or play a game with us. And we were so grateful for the phenomenal care he gave our aunt in the years of her declining health. He was a great guy and my family still to this day talks about the many laughs we all shared together years ago. May memories bring you and your family some peace at this very difficult time.

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