OBITUARY

Jack Ross Ackermann

March 30, 1939August 5, 2018
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Jack Ross Ackermann, 79, passed away at home on Sunday, August 5th, 2018. Jack was born on March 30th, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Vernon Ackermann and Mary Beatrice Ackermann (Ross) and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957, and got to enjoy seeing Ike and Tina Turner perform for his senior prom. In 1960, Jack met the love of his life, Mary Ann Terschluse, and they were married on February 10th, 1962 at the St. Margaret's of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis. The couple moved to California where son Bill was born, and then returned to St. Louis where daughter Lisa Ackermann and son Tom (Lori) Ackermann were born and then moved to Indianapolis in 1973, and son Mike (Wynter) Ackermann was born. Jack was a parishioner at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Jack's career spanned almost 50 years in fInance, but Jack was first and foremost a family man, and treasured his wife, children, and grandchildren Will, Nick, Morgan, Kelsey, Adam, Jake, Holly, Danny, Jackson and Madison Ackermann. He was a coach for over 20 years in the Allisonville Little League and the Catholic Youth Organization in both baseball and basketball. He was an enthusiastic fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the St. Louis Blues. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and sisters Jill Jones, Lois Jones and Lynn Ackermann. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Dr. with a Memorial Mass at 11:00AM and burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jacks family respectfully asks for and gratefully appreciate any contributions in Jacks's name be made to St. Vincent's Hospice Center, the St. Vincent's Cancer Center and St. Pius X Catholic Church. Sharing of memories and expressions of condolence may be made online at www.feeney.hornakshadeland.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Mass Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Inurnment Thursday, August 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jack Ross Ackermann

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Marti Martin

August 25, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your many treasured memories and in the loving support of God and family. 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4

Tara Webber

August 12, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

Janet Dietrick Huxhold

August 9, 2018

Mrs. Ackermann, Billy, Lisa, Tommy And Mikey A,
Thinking of you all at this time and of memories shared on Haverhill Drive. Mr. Ackermann always had a wave and a smile as I would drive by. He was a great neighbor to mom and dad and especially to dad these last few years. I loved looking at the family photos. What a great dad and husband.
Hold tight the memories.
- Jan Dietrick Huxhold

Todd Murphy

August 8, 2018

To the Ackermann Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have such great memories of "Mr Ackermann" coaching the Red Sox and Allisonville All-Star team. One of my best memories was we were getting ready to play the Douglas Little League All- Stars and I was warming up to pitch and Coach Ackermann was catching me. He was making the catchers's mitt make a loud "pop" sound with every pitch. I was unaware the Douglas team's coaches were watching. When we were done warming up he comes up to talk to me. As he is walking up to me he is taking off his catcher's mitt and rubbing his hand acting like it hurts. I asked him why are you rubbing your hand and he said " the other teams coaches were watching and he wanted them to think I was pitching so hard it hurt his hand". We both just started laughing and headed to the dugout. He was always looking to get that advantage!! He was the best and everyone who played for him love it!!- Todd Murphy

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Biography

Jack was born on March 30th, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Vernon Ackermann and Mary Beatrice Ackermann (Ross) and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957, and got to enjoy seeing Ike and Tina Turner perform for his senior prom. In 1960, Jack met the love of his life, Mary Ann Terschluse, and they were married on February 10th, 1962 at the St. Margaret's of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis. The couple moved to California where son Bill was born, and then returned to St. Louis where daughter Lisa Ackermann and son Tom (Lori) Ackermann were born and then moved to Indianapolis in 1973, and son Mike (Wynter) Ackermann was born. Jack was a parishioner at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Jack's career spanned almost 50 years in fInance, but Jack was first and foremost a family man, and treasured his wife, children, and grandchildren Will, Nick, Morgan, Kelsey, Adam, Jake, Holly, Danny, Jackson and Madison Ackermann. He was a coach for over 20 years in the Allisonville Little League and the Catholic Youth Organization in both baseball and basketball. He was an enthusiastic fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the St. Louis Blues.