Richard A. Ackerman

March 20, 2017

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Visitation:
203 East Mansfield Street New Washington OH 44854 3/23/2017 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
3/21/2016 11:00:00

Service:
203 East Mansfield Street New Washington OH 44854 3/24/2017 11:00:00

Richard A. Ackerman, age 75, resident of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 21, 1941 in New Washington to the late Jacob Richard Ackerman and Helen (Ervin) Callan. Dick graduated in 1959 from New Washington High School. He had worked at High Motor Sales in New Washington and had retired from the Herald Printing Company. Dick was also the Fire Chief of New Washington. He was a member of the New Washington Conservation League and the Crawford County Fire Association.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna (Lake) Ackerman, whom he married on October 21, 1961; 7 children, Doug Ackerman of Dublin, OH, Denise Ackerman of New Washington, OH, Adam Ackerman of Galion, OH, James Ackerman of Nevada, OH, Mitchel Ackerman of New Washington, OH, Steve Ackerman and Camille Auck of Tiro, OH, Mikel Ackerman of New Washington, OH; 3 grandchildren, Desiree Crews and Zack Zelinko of Minnesota, Darian Crews of New Washington, OH, and Cody Crews of New Washington, OH; extended family, New Washington Fire Department; 4 sisters, Carole Perry of Norwalk, OH, Betty Ray of Cambridge, OH, Trudy Bays of New Washington, OH, Tammi Heefner of New Washington, OH; and several nieces and nephews; his breakfast buddies at Pete’s.
Dick was preceded in death by his father and step mother, Jacob Richard (Janet) Ackerman; mother, Helen Callan; and son, Ryan Ackerman.
Visitation will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the church with Rev. Tom Pairan and Rev. Jay Scott officiating. Burial will be at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Washington Fire Department. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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T. Kelly - Mar 27, 2017

Though I know that this is a difficult time for you, my hope is that you will be comforted from God’s inspired word the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21: 3,4 gives hope of a future resurrection and the complete elimination of death, pain and mourning. Under Jesus’ kingdom rule we have this and much more to look forward to. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Belinda (Baxter) Stockmaster - Mar 23, 2017

Lorna, Denise and Doug, So sorry to hear that Dick passed away. You are all such caring people. Please know I have thought of you often and have such good memories. Please do not change.
Belinda

Jeanne Johnson - Mar 22, 2017

Dear Lorna,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Dick was a wonderful, kind, and loving man and friend. I enjoyed all of the good times we spent at P.T.Services Therapy and Fitness in Bucyrus and Crestline. He was always trying to help me fix something in the clinics. He loved his family very much. We were so blessed to have had him in our lives.
Love,
Jeanne Johnson

Jennie Dewald - Mar 22, 2017

Lorna,
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

FLETCHER FAMILY - Mar 21, 2017

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOVED ONE’S PASSING, TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING HE IS AT PEACE IN THE GOOD LORD’S HANDS
DICK TOUCHED OUR FAMILY AS ONLY A TRUE HERO CAN, HE GAVE OUR DAUGHTER A GOOD START AT HER FIREFIGHTING CAREER, FOR THIS OUR FAMILY WILL BE FOREVER GREATFUL

Craig green - Mar 21, 2017

Sorry to hear about dick. I know everything hit fast and was a shock to the whole community. Dick was a really nice guy and would help you out if you needed it. When I worked with him at the herald we always had fun. We will definitely miss him and his friends at Pete’s will also. I will be here for the family if you need someone to talk to don’t be afraid to get a hold of me.

Karen Alt - Mar 21, 2017

Lorna and family, I was so sad to hear about Dick. He was such a fun person to be around. New Washington has lost a very important person in its history. Dick was so giving of himself and many people will miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Thelma Ousley Oneil - Mar 21, 2017

Lorna and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My condolence to all of your family.

Craig green - Mar 21, 2017

Sorry to hear about dick. I know everything hit fast and was a shock to the whole community. Dick was a really nice guy and would help you out if you needed it. When I worked with him at the herald we always had fun. We will definitely miss him and his friends at Pete’s will also. I will be here for the family if you need someone to talk to don’t be afraid to get a hold of me.

Elaine Holmquist - Mar 21, 2017

Darian, Cody, and Denise my sympathy to you. Your friends at the mini mart send their condolences also. Yesterday was a rough day for me too. All my best to you and you’re always in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you