Shelly Ackerman

SHELLY L. AKERMAN, 60 LANSING, Mich. - Shelly L. Akerman, 60, of Lansing, formerly of Loves Park, Ill., passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, surrounded by her family. Born Dec. 26, 1952, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Francis and Dorothy (Oberheim) Pauley. She married Weiland Akerman on June 1, 1974, in Rockford. Shelly was a graduate of Harlem High School and Illinois State University, where she graduated with a degree in teaching. After earning her degree she became a elementary teacher in Loves Park and Lansing. She had a true love for gardening and being a fulltime wife to Weiland, and loving mother to her daughter, Samantha. Those left to cherish her memory include husband, Weiland Akerman; daughter, Samantha Akerman; sisters, Sherry (George) Hughes and Susan (Ron) Gibson; and brother, Brian (Donna) Pauley. Predeceased by daughter, Leslie and parents, Francis and Dorothy Pauley. Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Ill., with Pastor Wayne Hume officiating. Private interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home. To share condolences, please visit


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Sunset Funeral Home
8800 North Alpine Road Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 633-0211

Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013