Steven L. Akkerman
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Steven Lee Akkerman, 72 of Sioux Falls, died Thursday at Sanford USD Medical Center. He was born February 23, 1942 in Rushmore, MN, the son of Orville and Rosemary (Cross) Akkerman. He was united in marriage to Tammy on June 9, 1962. He has been together with Arly (Berghorst) Akkerman for 31 years as friend and wife. He worked in the Insurance business and was associated with Insurance Facilities in Sioux Falls since 1975.
Steve "Pinky" enjoyed sports; he was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan and loved fishing. He was a member of the chain gang for the Augustana College football team for years. He was also associated with softball in Sioux Falls, playing and coaching girls' softball.
Grateful for having shared his life are: his wife, Arly of Sioux Falls; his daughter, Angie (Dave) McKee of Sioux Falls; stepson Scott (Jacy) Berghorst, Ellensburg, IN; two brothers, Reydon (Alice) Akkerman of Louisburg, NC, Terry (Laura) Akkerman of Sioux Falls; 2 grandchildren, Megan and Mindy; 4 step grandchildren, Peyton, Jaydon, Kaydon and Kaylee; 2 great grandchildren, Braydon and Makenzie and special friends, Robert and Chloe Schneider.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. www.heritagesfsd.com.
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
4800 S MINNESOTA AVE SIOUX FALLS, SD 57108
Published in The Argus Leader on July 18, 2014