Daniel Dale Aker

October 18, 1948February 6, 2012

Daniel Dale Aker, age 63, was born on October 18, 1948 and passed away on February 6, 2012. Daniel attended Mona Shores High School and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, earning several medals including two purple hearts. He was an avid golfer and baseball player. He loved taking his grandson to the park, fishing and golfing. Dan’s compassionate and gentle heart will be missed. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Glorian and Dale Norton, step, mother, Pat Aker; his son, Santana (Charlotte) Aker; grandchildren, Mingan, and Arie; stepchildren, Christine, Jean, Stephanie and Tammy; sisters, Dennise (Bruce Yonkers) Hines, Susan (David) Hodson, Janet (John) Austermiller, brother, Kelly (Gina) Norton, Dan (Debbie) Winsemius, Paul (Pat) Winsemius, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Aker; sisters, Darlene Kubicek and Diana Tiggelman; brother, Bruce Winsemius; and step-son, Louis “Bucky” Collins. According to his wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the University of Michigan Vascular Research Fund, Gift and Records Administration, 3003 S. State St., Suite 8000, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 11, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 11, 2012

Daniel Dale Aker

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February 14, 2012

Dennise, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless, you are strong. Jennifer

Leslie Shaffer

February 12, 2012

Remembering Dan, Diana and Darlene when we were little kids playing in the neighborhood... and later when Janet joined us. God bless. Leslie Shaffer

Dennise Hines

February 11, 2012

To my big brother Dan,
I miss you aleady and know I will only miss you more everyday for the rest of my life.
We had a bond and trust between each other that has always been special why else did you always say I love my baby sister but if I had to live with her I would kill her, or I would let you throw things at me when I wanted you to do things that you didnt want to do.
But no matter what when the chips were down we were always there to help each other.
You were a very simple man and lived a very simple life however, you had a heart bigger than anyone could ever imagine. You are my Hero and Thank Youfor defending and protecting me as well as our country and most of all Thank You for being my big brother.
God bless you Dan, I LOVE YOU.
Your baby sister,

doreen g

February 11, 2012

denise so sorry for the loss of daniel, we really enjoyed seeing him when we could thinking of u in your time of mouring , doreen

Stephanie Chau

February 10, 2012

Santana, Charlotte and Family

You are in my heart and thoughts. I wish I could be there with you in person to provide the comfort of family and share the memories we have of your dad together. I will be thinking of you and your family. I love you.

Your sister

February 10, 2012

Santana, Charlotte and Family:

You have our Sincere Sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Mom & Art

Lona & Bruce Swanson

February 9, 2012

So very sorry to read about the death of your son, Glorian. May you know that our sympathy is with at this time.

February 9, 2012

I'm so sorry that Danny passed away. I remember him as a person who liked to have fun and was fun to be around, a genuine good guy. My deep sympathy to all the family and loved ones. Cousin Mark Aker