Doug Akers(1932 - 2013)

Doug Akers


Wayne Douglas Akers, 80, passed away January 25. Visitation is open after Noon on Tuesday, with the family greeting friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 30 at Trinity Christian Church west of Decatur, with burial following at Decatur Cemetery.

Doug served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was Decatur County Auditor for 25 years.

Doug was known for his sense of humor. He was active in Leon Lions Club, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Shirley Akers, of Leon; children, Debbie Dunn (Randy) of Storm Lake, Ben Akers of Weatherford, TX, Sandy Higdon (David) of Leon, and Dan Akers (Veronica) of Layton, UT; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established by the family.

Funeral Home

Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home
103 N.E. Mill Street Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-6211

Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 28, 2013