VeteranKenneth Ackers

Kenneth AckersKenneth Dwayne Ackers, 84, of Columbus, Ohio, and Camden died at 9:38 p.m. Aug. 19, 2010, at his home.

He was born July 16, 1926, in Rushville, a son of Luster and Marguerite Miltenberger Ackers. He married Margie A. Norvell on July 1, 1950, in Mount Sterling. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Jeffrey Ackers of Plain City, Ohio, Gregory (and Anna) Ackers of Powell, Ohio, Susan (and Ed) Bruno of Upper Arlington, Ohio, and Scott (and Janice) Ackers of Upper Arlington, Ohio; two brothers, Keith (and Joan) Ackers of Bushnell and Norman (and Inez) Ackers of Burlington, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ackers; and one nephew, Danny Ackers.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army from Jan. 3, 1945, to Nov. 30, 1946.

He was a 1944 graduate of Rushville High School. He attended Bliss College in Quincy and Western Illinois University in Macomb. He received his masters degree in agricultural statistics in 1955 from University of Illinois.

He began working for the United States Department of Agriculture as an agricultural statistician in Springfield from 1955 to 1957. He moved to Annandale, Va., from 1957 to 1967, when he moved to Columbus retiring in 1988. He also was an Illinois farmer, forester and nurseryman owning Ken-Mar Farms near Camden for over 20 years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery with military rites.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Opportunity for Research and Education or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/25/2010