Carroll Ackerman

Carroll Dean Ackerman

MANSFIELD: Carroll Dean Ackerman, 78, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 18, 2014 at the Kobacker Hospice House in Columbus.

Dean was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Claude LaBarre Ackerman and Leola Walters Ackerman on July 26, 1935. He attended and graduated from Madison Local Schools. He married his high school sweetheart, Joann Bauer Ackerman, in 1956 and enjoyed their 58 years together. They were both raised in the Little Washington area and have never left.

After 40 years working in the Tool and Dye Department of General Motors, Dean and Joann spent the winter months of his retirement square dancing in Texas, and the summer months participating in Johnny Appleseed Club and Ohio Square Campers dances. He was also a member of Little Washington Congregational Church.

His grandkids will fondly remember camping trips to Mohican, annual visits to Cedar Point, and seeing him in the grandstands at all of their sporting events, shows, and ceremonies.

Dean will be remembered by many for his kindness, patience, and quiet contemplation. His strong moral character and deep love for his family live on as a role model to many. Dean enjoyed traveling, playing board games with friends and family, and mowing the lawn on his John Deere tractor. He was a Mr. Fix-it and spent very little time sitting still. He had a big heart that was filled with love.

He is survived by his loving wife Joann, daughter Jodean (Mark) Usher, son Rick (Lori) Ackerman, grandchildren Abbey(George) Shearer, Annie (Brian) Mahoney, Alyse (Riley)Schroeder, Colton Ackerman, and Hunter Ackerman, great-grandchildren Brooke and Ethan Shearer, brother Gregg (Judy) Ackerman, sister Vicki (Gary) Kern, sister-in-law Marsha Bauer Stacco, and dear nieces, cousins and friends. Dean is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other loved ones.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Little Washington Congregational Church with a luncheon to follow. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Little Washington Congregational Church in care of the funeral home.

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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-5211

Published in the News Journal on June 19, 2014