ROWLAND AKERS Obituary

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ROWLAND AKERS

April 20, 1920 - May 25, 2011
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Rowland Akers, 91, of Machesney Park, passed away on May 25, 2011 in his home surrounded by his family. Born April 20, 1920 in Kansas City, KS. Proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War from 1942-1945 and 1952-1954. He was stationed in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy. In the service he was an auto mechanic and a truck driver. Back home he worked as an inspector for Sundstrand Aviation for 27 years. Married Helen Ohneck in September on 1952 in Freeport, IL. Survived by his daughters, Mary (Rod) Schultz, Linda (Doug) Olmstead, Ruth (Mike) Jackson, Carol Akers-Henderson and Kathy Akers;...
Rowland Akers, 91, of Machesney Park, passed away on May 25, 2011 in his home surrounded by his family. Born April 20, 1920 in Kansas City, KS. Proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War from 1942-1945 and 1952-1954. He was stationed in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy. In the service he was an auto mechanic and a truck driver. Back home he worked as an inspector for Sundstrand Aviation for 27 years. Married Helen Ohneck in September on 1952 in Freeport, IL. Survived by his daughters, Mary (Rod) Schultz, Linda (Doug) Olmstead, Ruth (Mike) Jackson, Carol Akers-Henderson and Kathy Akers; grandchildren, Patricia Burkhamer, Michelle Burkhamer, Christine (Tim) Chapel, Jason (Nancy) Schutz, Erik (Kris) Brinkley and Michael Olmstead; sisters, June Hon, Delores D'Angelo and Sylvia DiTomassi; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; wife, Helen Akers; son, James Akers and brother, Fred Akers. Funeral Services at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation Tuesday at the funeral home form 12 noon to 2 pm. Tributes to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

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