XENIA Robert F. Ackerman, age 85, of Xenia, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was born November 21, 1926, in Xenia, Ohio. He was preceded by his mother: Donna R. Fudge; father and step-mother: George Dewey and Lorene (Cooper) Ackerman; his aunt and uncle, with whom he made his home while growing up: Jess and Verna Wollett; Sister: Ann J. Bretthauer and Half-Sister: Barbara Parks.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Holten) Ackerman, whom he married January 1, 1949; son: Ron (Melanie) Ackerman of Goldsboro, NC; grandchildren: Jessica Holtzman; Joseph Ackerman; Laura Groeschen; Allison Horrell; Lindsay Ackerman; Dominick Ackerman; and Robert Ackerman; step-grandson: Charles Swain; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Bob was a graduate of LaFayette High School and attended Wilmington College. He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy. He retired from Independent Equipment Sales; and had previously worked at Carroll Wertz Tire and Goodyear Tire Co. He was a member of the American Legion in Xenia. Bob had been an auxiliary Ohio State Highway Patrol officer for 52 years. He and his wife were also volunteers at Greene Memorial Hospital. Bob enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was riding as recently as two weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held at the 11 AM Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc. 826 N. Detroit St. Xenia. Interment to follow in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.