RONALD D. ACKMAN

Mitchell

Ronald D. Ackman, 82, of Mitchell died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services were Tuesday morning, Feb. 4 at the Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Visitation was Monday with a prayer service at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.
Ronald Dale Ackman was born April 12, 1931 to Kenneth and Wilhelmina Ackman in Willow Lake. He moved to Hazel in 1945 and attended school through the ninth grade, when he went to work on farms in the Hazel area. At age 18, he entered the Navy and served one year.
On April 12, 1951, he married Shirley Struckman in Hazel. They moved to Lead in 1952 and then back to Hazel in 1953, where he worked on his father-in-law’s farm. In 1958 they moved to Hayti and in 1964 to Mitchell. He bought Ron’s Magneto Shop in 1968 and continued to operate it until 2011.
Ron enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ackman of Mitchell; five children, Bob (Mary) Ackman, Letcher, Deb Ackman, Mitchell, Scott Ackman, Bradenton, Fla., Robin (Joyce) Ackman, Mitchell, Roxie Ackman, Mitchell, and foster child Teresa Deurmier, Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Howard (Dorothy, Ackman, Sally Ackman, Carl Ackman, Jim (June) Ackman, Nancy (Don) Sharp, Janet (Kenny) Mayne and Vickie Ackman.
He was preceded in death by one brother.

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