Obit: Acker, Richard
Gerald “Dick” (1929 - 2021)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Acker, Himes, Franz, Brown
----Source: Cuddie Funeral Home (Loyal, Clark Co., WI) 12/13/2021
Acker, Richard Gerald “Dick” (6 September 1929 – 7 December 2021) With Flag
Richard G. "Dick" Acker, 92, of Greenwood, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at House of the Dove in Marshfield.
Richard Gerald Acker was born on September 6, 1929, in the Town of Warner, rural Greenwood, to Paul and Hazel P. (Himes) Acker. He was raised on the family farm, received his education in a country school and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1947. Dick was united in marriage to Virginia J. "Ginger" Franz on June 12, 1950, at the United Methodist Church in Loyal, WI. He served in the U.S. Army from August 5, 1953, until his honorable discharge on June 9, 1955. After returning home from the army, he worked at the Loyal Cannery and then farmed with his dad on the home farm, which he later took over. Dick and Ginger farmed together until 1997. He had many interests, including, hunting, trapping and football, especially watching the Packers.
Dick is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Greenwood; one son: David (Pat) Acker of Loyal; two grandsons: Jeffrey (Sarah) Acker of Owen, and Travis Acker of Stanley; four great grandchildren: Amber Acker of Owen, Janel Brown of Loyal, Blake Acker of Owen, Montana Acker of Greenwood; and one great-great granddaughter, JaLeigh Brown of Loyal.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bryan Acker; one grandson, Jesse Acker; his sister, Betty Acker, and his brother, Ted Acker
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Greenwood. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.
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