Born: Jan. 26, 1969
Died: May 13, 2015
Brian Akers, age 46, passed away May 13, 2015. He was born January 26, 1969 in Champaign, to Everett and Nancy Akers. Brian grew up in Villa Grove, received a Bachelor's degree in Zoology, Botany, and Secondary Education with a Master's in Physical Science and a minor in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois.
He had an undeniable passion for teaching and lifelong learning that has made an impact on so many of his students and colleagues. He will be remembered for his love of music, cycling, painting, and his enormous sweet tooth. He was a good friend to many and will be dearly missed. Sweet dreams BA, "The Man."
Brian is survived by his daughter, Lauren Akers; his life partner, Aimee Harris, and her children, Sam and Nathan; and his brother, Ron (Jan) Akers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There were no services held.
For those wishing to make a donation, memorials may be made in Brian's name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.afsp.org
or to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at www.bbrfoundation.org
Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com
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Published by Northwest Herald on May 22, 2015.