Alice Akins
Alice Akins

Born: October 7, 1931; Polo

Died: January 4, 2021; Forreston

FORRESTON – Alice (Albert) Akins passed away January 4, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 7, 1931 in rural Polo, IL, the daughter of William Albert, Jr., and Anna Mary (Wolfensberger) Albert. Alice married Jim Akins April 8, 1951.She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Forreston, Forreston Lions Club, Forreston Friendship Club, and Forreston American Legion Auxiliary. She and her husband Jim were very big supporters of the National Audubon Society, and was instrumental in the development of the Elk Horn Creek Biodiversity Nature Preserve. She delivered Meals on Wheels, tutored for the Highland College Literacy program, and was a hospice volunteer for many years. She was a mentor at the Forreston Grade School and a volunteer at the Forreston Pantry. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and many of her friends. She loved each and every one of her family, and they were all very important to her.

Survivors include five children, Kriss Mulder of German Valley, IL, Jesse (Jody) Akins of Forreston, IL, Kathy Wilken of Adeline, IL, Jean Diamond of Springfield, IL, and Joe (Brenda) Akins of Forreston, IL; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister, Leona (Dale) Wilken of German Valley, IL; two brothers-in-law, John (Wilma) Akins and Jeff Akins both of Forreston, IL; and God-daughter Julialyn Shedd of Malta, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sons-in-law, Mike Mulder, Dave Diamond, and Loran Wilken; grandson, Jamie Campbell; and someone very special, Shiloh Balluff.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston. Burial was at White Oak Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Faith Lutheran Church in Alice's memory.

Please sign her guestbook and share a remembrance atwww.burketubbs.com

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Published by Ogle County News on Jan. 9, 2021.
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One of my favorite distant relatives for sure. She would always jump out of her chair at the polling place in Forreston to give me a hug and a kiss while telling all the girls I was one of her favorite nephews. She will be sorely missed - RIP.
Craig Meyers
Family
January 13, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
jamie walker
January 9, 2021
I have fond memories of your mom I will never forget.
Alan and Kathy Lohr
Friend
January 8, 2021
Alice was a kind and generous person. I was a childhood guest at the family farm outside Forreston often. Many a wonderful memory of Alice and her family. Alice was once voted "The most beautiful Mom" in our grade school class. She was beautiful on the inside and the outside.
Melody Conkey
January 7, 2021
Alice was a kind and generous person. I was a pal of her daughter Kris. I spent many a day on the dairy farm outside Forreston. We had many adventures on that farm! I remember collecting duck eggs. Sitting at the breakfast table with the whole family. And of course helping milk the cows. Alice was once voted "The most beautiful Mom" in our grade school class.
MELODY E CONKEY
January 7, 2021
I don't know what to say about Alice except that she was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people that I have ever met. She was a saint and touched so many lives. We need more of her in the world.
Bob Dietz
Friend
January 7, 2021
a loved one
January 7, 2021
Kara Gallup
January 7, 2021
Jesse/Jody and families. Alice was an amazing woman, cherish all your fond memories. Our thought and prayers are with you .
Chuck & Ann Kutzke
Friend
January 7, 2021
Alice was a dear friend to my Mom, Harriett Ring. Alice would visit my Mom often to have coffee, talk and pray together. Alice was a dear Christian friend to my Mom for which I will be forever grateful. Rest in peace Alice. Prayers to the Akins family for your loss. Shelley Ring-Murphy
Shelley Ring-Murphy
Friend
January 6, 2021
My deepest sympathies are with you during this time of loss. I hope you can find reassurance in the care of your friends and allow the loving memories you have of Alice to help you through this time. Alice was a wonderful lady, full of strength and goodness. Friend, Reita (Pair) Beck
Reita
Friend
January 6, 2021
Akins Family
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Alice was the original "Wonder Woman." She was loved and admired by all....always considerate of others. She was always generous. She was always comforting. Alice was the very definition of a Christian. I loved her and will miss her. Cherish your memories. Love, Jori
Jori
Friend
January 6, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. She will be missed by many. God Bless your family at this time of loss. She was such a giving, kind person.
Jim and Melodie DeWall
Friend
January 5, 2021
Akins family I am so sorry for your loss. Alice was such a genuine loving and caring woman. You all have a wonderful heritage to carry on.
Love and peace to you all.
Ruth Byers
Ruth Byers
Friend
January 5, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Michelle Jacobs
Neighbor
January 5, 2021