Richard Lee "Dick" Ackman

Born: Wed., Dec. 12, 1928
Died: Sun., Jan. 26, 2014


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RICHARD LEE “DICK” ACKMAN, AGE 85

Mr. Richard Lee “Dick” Ackman, age 85, of Robinson, Illinois, died January 26, 2014 at Skilled Care, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois, following several weeks of failing health.

Born December 12, 1928 in Plymouth, Illinois, he was the son of Orman C. and Leona M. (Sells) Ackman.  On March 5, 1949 he married Yola S. (Cohen) and she survives.

Richard enlisted in the US Navy in 1946 and served until 1949. He served in the US Navy during WWII.   Dick was a self-employed welder, he owned and operated R.L. Ackman Company and was the former owner of the Hobby Hearth in Robinson, Illinois; was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong, Illinois; Member and Past Exalted Ruler, B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1188, Robinson, IL; member Oblong American Legion Post #219, Oblong, Illinois; V.F.W. Post #4549, Robinson, Illinois; Oblong Masonic Lodge #644, Oblong, Illinois and an Oak Glenn Golf Course Charter Member.

Survivors include his wife, Yola Ackman, Robinson, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Cindy Ackman, Boulder Junction, Wisconsin; daughter, Vicki Hart, Sullivan, Indiana; five grandchildren, Troy and Sandy Ackman, Johnsburg, Illinois; Krista Shoemaker, Brazil, Indiana; Jennifer and Bill Lind, Hoopeston, Illinois; Lani Ackman, Shelbyville, Illinois; Sara and Clint Hollinshead, Kissimmee, Florida; sixteen great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Vivienne Ackman, Oblong, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Carol Ackman; John Ackman; and a son-in-law, Donald L. Hart.

There will be cremation with Private Family Interment services in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois.  

The family requests no flowers please.  Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, or on their website, www.autismspeaks.org/‎.

The family would appreciate condolences and sympathy cards to:  Mrs. Yola Ackman, 1104 West Main Street, Robinson, Illinois 62454.  

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Pam Irvin
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
Dearest Yola & Family
I am sorry you lost your Husband / Father . I know he loved you very much and you will miss him greatly. I will remember him as a man of great character.


I love Yola
Love & prayers Mike & Pam Irvin


Kim Figg
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
Vicki, I am so sorry about your Dad. He raised a heck of a daughter! I love you, take care of yourself.

R. R.
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
During this difficult time please take comfort in the love of family and friends. Also there is a message of hope found in God's word in John 6:40.

Shirley Durau
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
My sincere condolences on the loss of a Great Man, that was loved by many.....my heart goes out to the entire family....HUGS!!
Vicki, I am here if you need an ear or a virtual shoulder....love ya!!

Molly (Reda-Schneider)
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
May all of your family find comfort in knowing that he was welcomed into glory in a special way reserved for those who served to protect Freedom and that one day, we will all be reunited. Thank you dear man, for your service!............

Connie Nagrampa
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family and specially to your mother. Losing a loved one is life changing. When sadness engulfs you, just remember all the good times you shared with your father and all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your heart forever. If you need a friend to talk to when those sad moments come, I hope you know that I'm here for you. Light and love! Connie

Ann Ross-Sparacio
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
My deep sympathy at the loss of a beautiful husband, father and grandfather. Prayers of healing to everyone at this time. Rest peacefully in God's Hands Richard, until you are all together again in paradise.

Diane Forgue
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Dear Yola and Vicki,

I was not honored enough to know Vicki's dad in person, but know of the outstanding husband, father, and man he is by the beautiful stories from Vicki...I am in awe of this fine family, and the love you all have for each other. Let that love see you through the pain now, into the remembrance of the man that shaped all the fine people in his life. I, too, am a widow, and understand the loss, which is unimaginable. But thinking of the legacy of love that will go on through all of you, as Vicki knows so well...Sending love, understanding, and hope to the family and especially to my dear dear friend Vicki, and her mom Yola...With Deepest sympathy and empathy..Diane Forgue

Cathy Anderson
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Dear Yola and Vicki,
I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful husband and father. I am praying for comfort for you all during this time of loss.

Brenda Erickson
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Dear Yola and Vicki, and entire Ackman family,
May God's hands provide you with strength and Peace of heart. My deepest condolences for your loss.

Larry and Lesa Williams
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Dear Yola
Larry and I want to express our deepest sympathy. He will forever be in your heart. We enjoyed so many conversations with both of you as we began on our new journey of opening a business as husband and wife.
I will keep you in our prayers.
Larry and Lesa Williams

Lillian Pagano
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Yola and Vicki I am very sorry for your loss. I only knew Dick through Vicki's stories. He sounded like a great guy full of love and laughter that you will both miss. As we know, they remain in our hearts always you only need to look there to find him and feel his presence. Love you dear Vicki.

Dale Tooloose
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
To the family all my thoughts and prayers, wishes of Love and Peace be with you now. GOD BLESS YOU....

Shelley (Cohen) Stegall
   Posted Fri January 31, 2014
Dear Aunt Yola and Family,

My condolences on your loss, i know your husband/father will be greatly missed.

Diane Lafontaine
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014

To Mr. Ackman.s family

My sincere condolences .There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one's loved ones again on this earth transformed in a paradise as it was Jehovah's will when He created Adam & Eve .


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