DEANNA AKKERMAN

D. Akkerman webphotoDeanna Akkerman, of Mora, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Lakeside Nursing Home in Pine City.  She was 75 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28th at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Douglas Larson officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Deanna Joyce Akkerman, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City.  She was 75 years old.

Deanna was born on April 1, 1938 in Braham, Minnesota to parents Leon and Ruth (Strandlund) Edholm.  She grew up in Brunswick and attended Mora Schools, graduating in 1956.  Deanna worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in Minneapolis right after high school for 2 years.  On May 30, 1959, Deanna was united in marriage to Harm John Akkerman at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick.  Deanna and John made their lifelong home in Mora and were blessed with two daughters, Carol and Joni. Deanna enjoyed many years working for Stark and Stark Accounting in Mora, staying on when the ownership changed to Jere Bartz Accounting. 

Deanna was a long time member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora and was active in many church committees and activities.  She enjoyed politics (a proud democrat) and volunteered many hours helping with local elections.  Deanna was a big supporter of the Mora Vasaloppet, helping in many areas including registration over the years.  She liked playing cards and golfing, and enjoyed several family trips to Holland.  She was an avid sports fan, cheering on the Minnesota Twins.  Most important to Deanna was taking care of her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends.    She will be dearly missed.

Deanna was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband John; daughters, Carol (Glen) Allman of Mora, and Joni Akkerman (fiancé Mike Grace) of Brooklyn Park; sister Dorothy Siljendahl of Rush City; grandchildren, Bethany (Dustin) Smith, Rebecca (Quinten) Maslonkowski, and Logan Grace; great grandchildren, Dayton and Aiden Smith, and Cadence Maslonkowski; many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Douglas Larson officiating.  Music was provided by Betty Smith, Jacki Peterson, and Dick Schultz.  Casket Bearers were Jerry Siljendahl, Jack Siljendahl, Joel Siljendahl, Jeff Allman, Dustin Smith, and Quinten Maslonkowski.  Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. 

14 guestbook entries for DEANNA AKKERMAN

  1. gary and pat February 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    We are sorry we are so far away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John, Carol and family, Joni and Mike, Dorothy and her family. She will be missed.

  2. Denise and Jeff Akkerman February 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    John and family-our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Jan and Chuck Scovill February 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I have so many fun memories of Deanna–going all the way back to when she was single and living in Minneapolis. She will be miss by many! Our sympathies and thoughts to all of her family. We’ll be there Thursday night.

  4. Mike and Naomi Schultz February 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    John and Family We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Merlin and Marilyn Smith February 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    John, Carol and Joni. We are so sorry to hear about Deanna. We have many memories from our time in Mora. I wish we could come up, but please know our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family as you go through this very sad time. Our sincere Sympathy,

  6. The Dimitry's February 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    So sorry to all the family, a special hug to Carol and Glen, Becca and Bethany….blessings to you all.

  7. Diane Jones February 27, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    John, Carol, Joni and family,
    My deepest and sincere sympathy to all of you. I wish I could be there in person, but know how sorry I am for your loss. I will be thinking of you and sending prayers.

  8. Linda Strandlund Fisher February 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    We are so sorry about Deanna’s death and we will be thinking of all of you at this sad time.

  9. Ervin/Joan Stark February 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    John
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deanna will always be remembered by the Starks for her contribution to our success.

  10. Dick & Monica Weinmann February 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Sorry to hear of the death of another classmate. Deanna was so quiet in school and well liked by everyone. God bless her soul.

  11. Dave and Merla Berg February 28, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Deanna.

  12. Barb and Clayt Oosterhuis February 28, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks for calling John. Our sympathy to Carol,Joni,Dorothy and families. We will miss Deanna and remember all the fun times we had together John. Our trip to Holland and your guided tour was one of the highlights of our many times together.Wish we were closer but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. Harlow & Eileen Dickinson February 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Sorry we couldn’t be with you today. We have many fond memories of Deanna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Renee & Ernie Capra March 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    John and Family,

    So sorry to here about the sadness in your life. Take comfort in knowing she is with God. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs and Blessings.

    God Bless

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