October 14, 1942 – June 16, 2015


Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cold Spring for Larry Edwin Ackerson who died peacefully at his home Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the age of 72 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Friday morning at Peace Lutheran Church.

Larry was born October 14 1942 in Cumberland, WI to Edwin and Marge Ackerson. He graduated from Cumberland High School and attended University of Wisconsin in River Falls, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Education.

He married the love of his life, Marian Poulter, on November 27, 1965. He worked in agricultural equipment sales for a variety of companies until he started his own sales equipment business in 1990. He sold his business in 2013.

Larry loved all outdoor activities including; motorcycling, 4-wheeling, and snowmobiling. He enjoyed time at the lake with his friends, family and especially his grandchildren.

Larry had a strong faith and was very active in church congregations, holding a variety of leadership positions. He co-founded Peace Lutheran Church in Cold Spring in 1993. He was very involved in the construction of the church building, which was completed in 2000. He also held leadership roles in the Jaycees and Lions organizations.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Marian; mother, Marge Ackerson; children, Greg (Lori) Ackerson (Oak Grove, MN); Jeff (Gina) Ackerson (Fergus Falls, MN); and Karla (Shane) Smetana (Cold Spring, MN); six grandchildren, Sara, Morgan, Connor, Grant, Chase and Colton; sisters, Donna Frain (Steve Earl); Connie (George) Wanner; and Kay (Bob) Capra; and many nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Milton Ackerson.

Memorials are preferred.