Gerald (Jerry) George Ackley, Sr., age 72, of Lac du Flambeau, died Monday, March 17, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
Jerry was born May 13, 1941 in Ashland, the son of George and Evelyn (nee Coutour) Ackley. Jerry graduated from Ashland High School and married Sharon Glishmann July 11, 1965. Jerry was a self-employed mason and was an active member of the Lac du Flambeau Fire Department for 40 years, and was awarded firefighter of the year.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharon, son, Brian Ackley, and daughters Laura (Todd) Rockhill and Sherry (Scott) Ackley Patzlaff, and by his precious granddaughter, Krisy Ackley Patzlaff, all of Lac du Flambeau, and by his siblings LaVerne Wrege, Richard and Mike Ackley. He is further survived by Niki Lynn Benson and many other relatives and close friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Ackley Jr., his parents George and Evelyn, and his sisters Yvonne Conners and Marlen Salterokis.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 20, 4-8 p.m. at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 21, 11 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau, with a visitation at the church from 10 a.m untill time of service. Burial will take place at Memorial Cemetery in Lac du Flambeau.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.