Alvin Earl Akers, age 85, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
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He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a seaman first class. He retired from the Warren Police Department in 1979 and he was a veteran's counselor in Iosco County. He also served as county commissioner for Iosco County.
Alvin was a member of the Warren Fraternal Order of Police and of the Veterans of Foreign War Fraser Post 6691, along with Post 7435 commander in Hale and All-State commander during 1991-1992.
After retirement, Alvin made his home in Hale and later spent summers in Lexington and winters in New Port Richey, Fla. Due to health reasons, he and his wife, Ada, moved to Fraser to be closer to family.
He was a loving husband to Ada (Higginbotham) Reed Akers; father of Alan (Carol), Gary (Barbara), Keith (Beth) and Rodney Akers and Randell (Pat) and Mark (Robin) Reed; loving grandfather of Eric and Adam Reed, Kirk (Veronica), Elizabeth, Tess, Tina, Amanda and Adam Akers; and great grandfather of Evan, Ashley, Elizabeth, Tyler and Katelyn Reed.
A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 5 at Kaul Funeral Home, Clinton Township. Leave the family a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Aug. 5 to Aug. 13, 2013