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Carl L. Ackerman
MACUNGIE
Carl L. Ackerman, 89, of Macungie, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the husband of Madge A. (Keiser) Ackerman. They were married for 68 years last August. Carl was born in East Bangor, a son of the late Gilbert E. and Agnes S. (Lang) Ackerman. He was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1947, and Moravian College Class of 1951. He was an insurance investigator and claims director for Equifax Insurance Company for 43 years before retiring in 1998. Carl was a member of Christ E.C. Church, where he served as a former board member for over 60 years, Adult Sunday School superintendent, and as the fellowship and hospitality chairperson for many years.
Carl was the past president and member of the Lower Lehigh Lions Club for 40 years. He was the recipient of the Lion's Club Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Carl was the past president of the L.V. Claims Association and the Allentown Toastmasters. He was the head baseball coach for the Alton Park Sports Association for many years. Carl was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He was one of the original founders of the U.S.S. Turner Reunion Association, where he served as president and chaplain. He managed the ship store and attended all 27 reunions. Carl was an avid Phillies fan and always enjoyed the many family and friends' gatherings.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Madge; daughters, CarlaSue Morris and her husband, John, and Cathy A. Jones and her husband, Robert; son, Coy L. Ackerman and his wife, Paula; grandchildren, Michael L. Jones and his wife, Gina, Melissa Kingery and her husband, Russell, Meghan Gdowik and her husband, Matthew, Colin T. Ackerman and Paige A. Ackerman; great-grandchildren, Alex, Tyler and Battle Jones, Ava, Emme and Chase Kingery, Griffin Gdowik, and one soon to be born any day.
Services will be private, followed by interment in the East Bangor Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Carl's life in the church will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., stephensfuneral.com.
Contributions may be sent to Christ E.C. Church, 2135 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
274 N. Krocks Rd.
Allentown, PA 18106
(610) 434-6304

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Published in The Express Times on Mar. 24, 2020.
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April 4, 2020
To all the Ackermans
I just found out. Stan and I send our deepest respects. We are so sorry we didn't get to visit last spring. Carl and Madge were good friends of my parents and always felt like family. We grew up in Boulevard Church. He will be missed. Madge, Carla Sue, Kathy and Coy my heart goes out to all of you. We know how life is when you loose a parent. Thoughts going out to all of you at this difficult time Kathy Kurtz Wallace
Kathy Wallace
April 3, 2020
Dear Ackerman family, our hearts and love go out to you. For the duration of my teen years, I grew up down the block from Carl. He always waved me over to have a chat when I rode by on my bike. Such a positive and animated story-teller, I remember his eyes even if the stories have faded. He helped make Daisy Circle a home, making me feel a bit important and very welcome.

And of course we'd chat at the Lions' chicken barbecue every year. These simple connections make all the difference and stick with me 40 years later.

With affection and gratitude,
Eric and Carol Metzker
Eric Metzker
April 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Carl as a friendly, caring leader of Boulevard Church as I grew up. He will be missed
Michaelle Justice (Cook)
March 25, 2020
Dear Ackerman Family,

I have many fond memories of working with Carl at Retail Credit/Equifax during my high school years and early college years as mail girl/file girl and typist. Carl was always so friendly and quite the jokester in the office, always smiling and asking about our family and sharing information about his family. I remember seeing him at the Redeemer Preschool Graduation when Cathy's daughter was attending there with my daughter, Crystal. He was always there for his family. May he rest in peace.
Debbie Morenci-Gault
March 25, 2020
Debbie Morenci-Gault
March 25, 2020
So sorry that I missed a chance to talk to Carl. I am related. He is my second cousin once removed. Agnes Lang was Augusta Ford's daughter. My great grandmother was Bertha Ford, her sister, and my grandmother was Bertha Ford Beyer's daughter.
Debbie Berry
March 25, 2020
Dear Madge,

We so enjoyed our times with you and Carl
at the USS Turner reunions, and we are now deeply saddened by his passing. Carl was a
wonderful man whose love for our ship was
exceeded only by his love for God, Madge
and his family. We will miss him but know that he continues to help us now from his
closeness to Our Lord and Savior. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Don and Marge Pauly
March 25, 2020
Ann and Bill Pedrick
March 25, 2020
Dear Madge and Family,

I was so sad to learn of Carl's passing. He was such a nice person and I am so glad I had the chance to speak with him at Mavis' funeral. He will be with you always...in your memories and in your hearts.

My heartfelt sympathy to you all,
Sherry (Lewis) Stecker
March 24, 2020
To the Ackerman family.
We were so sorry to hear about Carl's passing but know he is in good hands now and reuniting with those that passed before him. Carl was a good man and he and Madge truly were a great team raising wonderful children. The Ackerman children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are all special people due to Carl's values and the way he lived his life and raised his family. We lost a great man but is greatness lives on with his extended family. To all the loved ones left behind focus on not what you lost, but what you have left. Remember DEATH LEAVES A HEART ACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL, LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL.
Tandy and Bobby Smith
March 24, 2020
We started coming to the church a couple months ago. Carl would always make sure he said good morning to us and asked how we were doing. If we missed a week, the next week he would tell us he missed us, and asked if we were ok. He was such a nice man. We enjoyed talking to him. We are sending are condolences for your loss. He is home with the Lord and that is comforting.
Jeff and Linda Yost
March 24, 2020
I will always remember Mr. Ackerman for his genuine kindness and warm smile. May he rest peacefully and may his family know that they have a guardian angel watching over them all. Prayers for all, during this difficult time.
Vanessa Taggart
March 24, 2020
We shall all miss him so very much. Sincere sympathy to all the family. Thinking of you all at this time and hope you can find comfort and peace.
Lois Zibulnik
March 24, 2020
Madge, I was so sorry to read about Carl. You may remember me from working with Carl at Equifax. Also my husband and I used to run into you both at ice cream parlors. We all shared the love of ice cream. It was fun to work with Carl and I have many fond memories of that time. With sincere sympathy, Susan R
March 24, 2020
Sir,
I did not know you personally, however I would be honored to "Thank You" for your dedicated and honorable Military Service to OUR country.
At a later date we will meet in that "SPECIAL PLACE" which GOD reserves for ALL of those who have stepped forward to serve their country in a Military Uniform.
May ALL of GOD'S blessings be with your Dear Family!
Sergeant Major (E-9) Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, US Army/ Retired
March 24, 2020
Carl, and his beloved family, have been an inspiration of what it means to share the love of Christ to everyone. I have never met a closer family with the Christian values taught them by their parents. He will be incredibly missed by his family and all who knew him because of his
undying love for his family and how he shed the love of Jesus everywhere he went. My heartfelt sympathy and fervent prayers for you his family.
Sally Harris
March 24, 2020
Carl was a great human being I NEW CARL FOR A LONG TIME I to was a member of the Lions club with Carl we had great times together he will be missed by those who new him see you in heaven Carl
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March 24, 2020
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March 24, 2020
Uncle Carl was a great guy. Always had a kind word and had a great sense of humor. His family will shine on for many generations because of him. He will be missed by all.
Keith and Gina Keiser
March 24, 2020
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.
March 24, 2020
My heart is so heavy for all of you...Carl, one of the nicest men I had the honor of knowing and having for a neighbor....Prayers and hugs to all of you and especially you, Madge....
Roberta Yarrish
March 24, 2020
Cathy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Keep all your favorite memories close to your heart. God Bless.
Carol Firth
March 23, 2020
We are going to miss you Mr. Ackerman. We know that you are now in the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our deepest heart-felt condolances to everyonein the Ackerman family. -- Frank and Deb DeFreitas.
Frank & Deb DeFreitas
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