Ninth Generation

6377. Merl Edward ACKLEY appeared in the census between 1920 and 1930 in Michigan. He was born on 23 December 1913 in Michigan.798,839,1654,1751 His Obituary appeared in the Daily Telegram in March 2004 in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States "ADRIAN: Merl Edward Ackley quietly stepped into heaven Wednesday, March 24, 2004.

""Gramp"" loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. He was born in Adrian on Dece. 23, 1913. In his younger years he loved to hunt and fish and loved to tell the stories of his experiences in the great outdoors to his grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the National Guard during World War II. In 1995 his childhood sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Leona Pauline Ackley, went home to be with the Lord. ""Gramp"" filled his days and evenings with music, playing his guitar and banjo. He loved the old songs and often played for his family.

He will be missed by his daughter, Marge (Jack) Wilt; sons, Larry (Judy) Ackley and Gary (Connie) Ackley. His grandchildren, Randy Wilt, Harley (LeeAnne) Wilt, Rodney (Susanne) Wilt, Tammy (Mike) Hall, Todd Ackley, Dennis Ackley, Aaron (Karen) Ricketts, Shawn Phibbs and (Rich Townsend), Jerry Ackley and Chad Ackley will miss his stories and his special boiled dinner. ""Gramp"" also had 14 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and a special niece, Susan (Earl) Garska. He will also be missed by his dear sister and companion, Doris Biddix. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzie and Myrtle Ackley; a brother, Leeland Ackley; sisters, Mildred Barker, Frances Derbyshire, Helen Pratt; and a great-grandson, Jason Howland.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bowering officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 5-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Assembly of God's BCMC. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home
He died on 24 March 2004 at the age of 90 in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.839,1751 Merl had Social Security Number 376-16-8258 MI.

Merl Edward ACKLEY and Leona Pauline were married.842 Leona Pauline was born on 18 April 1918.1751,1979 She died on 10 February 1995 at the age of 76 in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.1751,1979 She had Social Security Number 366-05-9762 MI.1751

Merl Edward ACKLEY-48543 and Leona Pauline -10139 had the following children: