OBITUARY

Austinette J Akerman

September 8, 1913August 15, 2011

Austinette J. Akerman, 97, of Rockford passed away Monday August 15, 2011 in her home with family members by her side. Born September 8, 1913, in Lacey, Iowa, to Clyde & Nellie Vermilyea. Married Edgar L. Akerman on January 28, 1940 in Oskaloosa, IA. The family moved to Rockford in 1960 and opened Akerman's Professional Shoes in the Rockford Trust Building. In April 2010, Austinette participated in the 50th anniversary of Akerman Shoes in its current location at Edgebrook Shopping Center. Austinette worked for 17 years as a bookkeeper at JC Penny Co. downtown Rockford. Since retiring she loved to play bridge and spend time with her family & friends at Siena. Survived by 3 sons Gary(Mary Ann),of Roscoe; Kent(Laura) of Rockford; and Greg of Freeport; 11 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, husband Edgar; son John Jeffrey; twin sister MargaRette and sister Helen. Visitation is 9am-10am and the services will be Wednesday August 17,2011 at 10am, Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Illinois 61115, On-line www.Sunsetfhmemgardens.com

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Austinette J Akerman

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August 16, 2011

Gary and Mary Ann,

So sorry to hear of you loss of your Mom.
Just keep in mind all the great memories you will always have.

Ron and Debi Buchanan

August 16, 2011

Gary and MaryAnn,
So sorry to hear of you loss.
Enjoy all the good memories you will always have.

Ron and Debi Buchanan

August 16, 2011

Greg and Family:

Please accept my condolences.

Jim O'Brien

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