Shelly L. Akerman, 60, of Lansing Michigan, formerly of Loves Park, passed away on January 18, surrounded by her family. Born on December 26, 1952, in Rockford, she was the daughter of Francis and Dorothy (Oberheim) Pauley. She married Weiland Akerman on June 1, 1974 in Rockford.
Shelly was a graduate of Harlem High School and Illinois State University where she graduated with a degree in teaching. After earning her degree she became a Elementary teacher in Loves Park and Lansing MI.
She had a true love for gardening and being a fulltime wife to Weiland and loving mother to her daughter, Samantha.
Those left to cherish her memory include, her husband, Weiland Akerman; daughter, Samantha Akerman; sisters, Sherry (George) Hughes, Susan (Ron) Gibson; and her brother, Brian (Donna) Pauley.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Leslie, and her parents, Francis and Dorothy Pauley.
Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home; Pastor Wayne Hume will officiate. Private interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share condolences, please visit sunsetfhmemgardens.com.