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Dr. Catherine Akker

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Dr. Catherine Akker 1950—2019
Dr. Catherine R. Akker, 68, of Thomson, died, January 8, 2019
Married Steven Akker Aug 2, 1992. Graduated from Mt. St. Clare Academy; earned nursing diploma from Clinton Community College, a B.S.N. and D.N.P. from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. Worked in several specialty areas, holding a CCN certificate for critical care, a CEN for emergency room care, and a CPEN for pediatric care. Worked at the critical care neonatal ward in Iowa City, but her passion was the emergency room. Worked in critical care and emergency rooms in Clinton and Iowa City, Iowa and Belvidere, DeKalb, Dixon, Moline, Rockford and Sterling, IL. Worked in doctors' offices in Sterling and Freeport. She was a nursing instructor at Rockford University, and as a nursing instructor at Sauk Valley College in Dixon.
Survivors include husband, Steve; daughter, Aimee (Daniel) Murphy; son, Eric (Heather) Birely; sister, Susan Still; grandchildren, Cody, Alex, and Kyle Birely, Hope and Noah Davis;
Visitation Sunday January 13, 2019, 1-3 PM McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2019
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