Maynard Russell Ackerman

June 20, 1928August 11, 2013

Maynard Ackerman, 85, of Yakima died at Highgate Senior Living on August 11, 2013. He was born on June 20, 1928 in Bismark, NO. born to the late RA and Meta Ackerman. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Diane Van Heubelson and a son Roy.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweet-heart, Bobbie. They had 2 daughters, Carrie Coleman of Alice, TX and Kathy Forgey of Naches; 2 sons, Robert of Yakima and Don of Los Vegas, NV; one brother, Warren of Montrase, CO and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Maynard grew up in Herreid, SD where his dad had a grocery store and butcher shop. Maynard grew up in the grocery business from an early age and it continued to be his profession for most of his life. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in Korea until 1953. Upon returning to civilian life he went to work for pacific Fruit and Grocery in Minet, ND. After several transfers he ended up in Yakima in 1972 where he eventually started his own grocery business, supplying mainly restaurant, hospitals and nursing homes. After his retirement he went back to work for Newton Mg selling promotional items. He won top salesman’s awards several times and several cruises and trips abroad.

Maynard and Bobbie were members of Wagon Wheeler, square dance club and loved to dance. He also loved golf and camping with his family at a lot in Elk Meadows near Cle Elum were we spent many happy weekends.

A Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery. To share a memory of Maynard visit,


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Maynard Russell Ackerman

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Robert Ackerman

October 28, 2013

Dear Bobbie,
Just learned of Warren's death and so very sorry to hear. Although we didn't see each other very often (last time at Souix Falls reunion), I have very fond memories of him. When we lived in SD and also when he visited us in GA, he was very kind and loving to a much younger (9 1/2 years ) cousin. Mary Louise and I send our love and condolences to you and to all of your family and do sincerely wish that we could see each other more often.
May God bless you and keep you.
Bob Ackerman

Connie Simon

August 20, 2013

Bobbie & Family
I was sorry to hear of Maynard's passing. Bobbie, I have known you and Maynard since moving to the Chalet. We shared a lot of good times together at pot lucks, happy hours and swimming. It is Maynard who taught all of us ladies to play poker, not just one game but numerous. It was fun times on Wednesday nights! He will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Cherish your memories!

Ted Adams

August 19, 2013

Work those heads. I will never forget.

August 17, 2013

Dear Bobbie and family--
We were so sad to learn of Maynard's passing. As you know he was, for a long, long time a major part of our lives as has been yourself. It was Maynard who encouraged us as new dancers to stick with the program. His enthusiasm for square dancing was so contagious. We have enjoyed your friendship over the years and now grieve with you. We will keep you in our prayers pray for God's peace to be on you all.

Scotty & Shirley Marriner

August 16, 2013

Dear Bobbie and Kids: We just recently heard the sad news of Maynards' passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our families shared many happy memories over the years together. Your family has always been very close to our hearts. I know Dad felt as close to Maynard as a brother. We wish we could be there to give support and comfort to your family, but circumstances won't allow that. Our prayers and love our with you always. Remember Families are forever. Love George, Myrna, Deb,& Skip.