Pearl Ackerman loved to work

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Funeral services for Pearl Ackerman, 79, of Mobridge, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Mobridge.Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at the Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Pearl passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.

Pearl Wilma Schott was born April 18, 1932, to Fred and Emma (Holzworth) Schott in Campbell County. She grew up on the family farm and attended Garfield Country School.

She married Alvin Ackerman on Jan. 17, 1950 in Selby. They made their home on a farm north of Java in Campbell County.

They moved to Mobridge in 1964 where Pearl worked at Ben Franklin for a number of years. She also worked at Anthony’s clothing store for a time.

Pearl and Alvin moved to Lemmon in 1980 where she worked at the grocery store and the Dime Store until her health forced her retirement.

They moved back to Mobridge in 1987 where they since resided.

Pearl enjoyed working and visiting with people. She also enjoyed walking with her animals. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Pearl is survived by her husband of 61 years, Alvin Ackerman of Mobridge; two sons, Arnold Ackerman of Mobridge and Monte (Michelle) Ackerman of Mobridge; two grandsons, Matthew Ackerman and Marcus Ackerman, both of Mobridge; and one sister, Betty (Jim) Kramer of Rapid City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant son.

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