Stanley Dean Ackerman, 56, died June 10 in Corydon, Iowa.
Services were held June 15 at Clover Hall of the Greene County Fairgrounds, with words of comfort by Pastor Wendy Pittman.
Music was “The Dance” (processional), “Daddy’s Hands,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” and “When I Get Where I’m Going” (recessional).
Casket bearers were Dax Lautner, Chance Lautner, Scott Sievers, Steve Kennedy, Jake Campbell and Tyler McVay.
Interment was in Washington Reformed Cemetery in Ackley, Iowa, with Pastor Scott Summers.
Refreshments and fellowship followed at the Ackley Civic Center.
Stanley Dean Ackerman was born in Hampton, Iowa, on Aug. 22, 1962, to Harley and Marlene Ackerman.
Stan spent his childhood living on the family farm near Ackley. He graduated from Ackley-Geneva High School in 1980, then later attended Iowa State University, graduating in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
After working at Dekalb Hogs for many years in Kansas and Illinois, he met Teressa Blakely, and they later married and had three beautiful children where they resided in Jefferson.
Stan began showing livestock early in his life while in 4-H. He passed that passion on to his children and Ashley’s young boys.
Stan has always been a hands-on kind of man and loved working and caring for livestock; whether it was working for Farmers Co-op as a salesman, being a farmer’s hand for multiple cattle breeders, or traveling across the country attending sales/shows.
During this time he met his fiance, Ashley Druckenmiller, and created many memories with her and her two young boys. He later moved to Chariton to be closer with Ashley in 2015.
Stan spent the last 20 years working for some of the best in the business, traveling to shows/sales across the country. Many memories were made from his yearly trips to Arizona National and the Denver Stock Show.
Stan knew no strangers and always had a good story to share. While continuing to work with his hands, he still worked hard and pursued a different career working at Hy-Vee, making the most of every situation and still leaving his mark in the show cattle industry.
Stan was preceded in death by his father, Harley Ackerman.
Stan is survived by his mother, Marlene Ackerman-Meyer, of Ackley; brother Steven Lee Ackerman, of Ackley; children: Bailey Ackerman (Daniel Tasler), of Jefferson; Shelby Ackerman (Ben Campbell), of Jefferson; and Dustin Ackerman (Becca Preston), of Ames; his fiance, Ashley Druckenmiller, and her two children, Bode and Brystol Druckenmiller, all of Chariton; grandchildren: Leah Campbell, Brody Campbell, Bairon McCaleb, Desmond McCaleb, Weston McCaleb, Axel Tasler and Gauge Tasler, all of Jefferson; other relatives and many friends.
Memorials in memory of Stan Ackerman may be given to his family.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson assisted the family.