December 14, 1926 – November 26, 2016


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Country Manor Chapel in Sartell for Albina E. Ackerman, age 89, who passed away peacefully on Saturday at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell. Chaplain Adam Sohre will officiate and burial will be at Annunciation Cemetery, Mayhew Lake. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to services on Saturday at the Country Manor Chapel in Sartell.

Albina was born December 14, 1926, to Casimer and Anna Gapinski. She grew up in Foley and lived in the Mayhew Lake/Popple Creek area most of her life. Albina married Gilbert Ackerman on October 9, 1945. The couple worked together on their farm and raised 12 daughters and 1 son. She walked strongly in her faith and was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. Albina was very involved in Christian Mother’s and organized many funeral luncheons. She was also involved in volunteering for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids, 4-H Leader, fire warden, and Foley Lions Club; where she received the highly-esteemed Melvin Jones Fellow Award. She enjoyed gardening, baking her great Apple Pies, sewing, quilting, embroidery, and cross-stitch. Albina was hard working, but always took time to teach her family many things throughout life. Her giving heart will be missed by all who knew her.

Albina is survived by her children, Nancy Lahr of Scottsdale, AZ, Susan Markwardt of Zimmerman, Betty Braun of Hutchinson, Douglas (Maria) of Royalton, Jo Ann Ackerman of Wells, Janie (James) Case of St. Joseph, Joan (Raymond) Otto of Foley, Hope (Rick) Morrison of Rice, Mary Ann Ziebarth of Sartell, Carol (James) Truenow of Sauk Rapids, Jennifer (Philip) Slinden of Atwater, Gail (Dan) Clearwater of Freedom, WI, June Ackerman of St. Cloud; sister, Mary Huliczka of Foley; brother, Fermin (Mary Jane) Gapinski of Rogers; 29 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren.

Albina is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert; granddaughter, Lisa Case; sons-in-law, Donald Braun, Dale Doering, and Tim Byron; sisters and brothers, Evelyn, Florence, Sylvester, Norbert, Toefiel, Valentina, Fabian, Dolores, and Adrianne.

Albina’s family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff at Country Manor, specifically the East Commons and Rehab Unit Staff, for their tremendous care of Albina.

In lieu of flowers please give flowers to your mother or loved one.