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Albert Ackermann Jr.

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Albert George Ackermann Jr. "Al", 92, of Clearwater, FL, died Jan. 9 at his home. He was born in the Irving Park area of Chicago and moved to Clearwater with his wife, from Lake Bluff, IL in December of 1979. Raised in Wilmette, IL, Al was a T.N.T. honor student and graduated from New Trier High Shool in Winnetka, IL in 1933 and received a BS Degree in chemistry and mathematics from Northwestern University in 1937, where he was also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Chi Sigma of Professional Chemistry Fraternity. Al was employed by Abbott Laboratories (Pharmaceutical Mfg.) in North Chicago, IL for 42 years as a chemist in various management capacities. He and his wife, Eleanor, lived in Lake Bluff, IL for 34 years before Al retired and they moved to the On Top of the World condo complex in Clearwater. Al was active in the Grace United Methodist Church of Lake Bluff, where he served on the official board, properties committee, and as a church school superintendent and chairman of the building committee. He was a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church in Clearwater, where he served as an usher, and as an officer of the Methodist Men's Club, on the Administrative Council and other volunteer activities. Al was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Quality Control. He was a Mason, a member of Lake Forest, IL Lodge 1026 and was active in the OTOW High-12 Club. Al was also a past president of several clubs and organizations at On Top of the World, including the Illinois Club, Press Association, Good Neighbors Association and the Nagoya Building Residents Association. He is survived by three children, Robert Ackermann, Jean Schraudner and Nancy Hemrich; and five grandchildren. Al's wife, Eleanor, died in 1996. Visitation Saturday, 12 noon until time of Service 1 p.m., at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood or America's Second Harvest. For info. 847-251-8200.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Jan. 17, 2008
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