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Deward D. "Duke" Acker

June 24, 1926 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 91)

The Piano Brothers

     Deward D. "Duke" Acker, age 91, of St. Louis, MI, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center - Gratiot, Alma.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis, MI, on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Phil Maxwell officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4-8 P.M. and an hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

     Deward was born in Alma, MI on June 24, 1926, the son of Charles and Eva (Wood) Acker.  Deward married Marian Peach on December 15, 1946 in St. Louis, MI.

     Duke served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He retired from Alma Products. He enjoyed spending time with Marian, especially camping and taking walks together. It was always a joy for him to spend time with his grandchildren and his family meant everything to him. He attended the St. Louis First Baptist Church, and resided most of his life in St. Louis.

     He is survived by his wife of 71 years Marian Acker of St. Louis, MI, daughter Janet Acker of St. Louis, MI, son Jim and Sally Kay Acker of Mecosta, MI, 5 grandchildren; Elizabeth and Norbert Reehl, Bryan Acker, Tammy and Kevin Doerksen, Rebecca Crum, David and Samantha Acker, and 5 great-grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Kendyl, Elianna, Micah and Owen.  Duke was preceded in death by his parents, his step sister and two brothers.

     Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
November 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - St. Louis
117 North East Street
St. Louis, MI 48880

Visitation
Friday
December 1, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - St. Louis
117 North East Street
St. Louis, MI 48880

Funeral Service
Friday
December 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - St. Louis
117 North East Street
St. Louis, MI 48880


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