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.
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Published by Ogle County News on Jan. 9, 2021.