Alvin Ackerman was Master of Organization

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Funeral services for Alvin Ackerman, 84, of Mobridge were held Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Mobridge.

Burial will be tomorrow (Thursday) at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Alvin passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at his home in Mobridge.

Alvin was born August 4, 1927, in Mound City to Jacob and Bertha (Klingman) Ackerman.

Alvin joined the United States Army on Jan. 4, 1946, at Fort Snelling, Minn. He was a Military Policeman and was honorably discharged on April 22, 1947.

He married Pearl Wilma Schott on Jan. 17, 1950, in Selby. They made their home on a farm north of Java in Campbell County. In 1964 they moved to Mobridge where Alvin went to work as a mechanic for the Hepper-Kluckman Dealership until 1980. In 1980 they moved to Lemmon where he worked for Lemmon Auto as a mechanic. In 1987 they moved back to Mobridge where he has since resided.

Alvin was a master of organization. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and working on cars in his garage. He worked for the City of Mobridge at the Scherr-Howe Auditorium.

Alvin was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mobridge.

Alvin is survived by two sons, Arnold Ackerman of Mobridge and Monte (Michele) Ackerman of Mobridge; two grandsons, Matthew Ackerman and Marcus Ackerman of Mobridge; brother, Orville Ackerman of Mound City; and sister, Evangeline Johnson of Banning, Calif.

He was preceded in death by is parents, his wife Pearl on Jan. 8, 2012, and an infant son.

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