Daniel D. “Dan” Ackerman

December 02, 1947 ‒ August 26, 2015

Edison, Ohio

Daniel D. “Dan” Ackerman, age 67, of Edison, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

On December 2, 1947, Dan was born in Sandusky, OH, the son of Avalon Jane (Smith) Taylor and the late Wayne Franklin Ackerman Sr.  He graduated from Mount Vernon Academy in the Class of 1965.

Dan married the love of his life, Sandra E. Deel on April 30, 1995, in Reno, NV, while visiting for a bowling tournament.  They have shared the last 20 wonderful years together.

Dan spent many years working as a lineman for United Telephone and later was an electrician for HPM, where he retired from.  He is also on the Board of Public Affairs for Edison and the Zoning Inspector.

Over the years Dan loved bowling, golfing, traveling, and playing Pinochle and computer games.  He also enjoyed woodworking and always found a way to fix things around the house.  He loved his family and spending time with them.

Dan will be dearly missed by his wife, Sandy of Edison; a daughter, Lacy (Dustin Bovee) Ackerman of Elyria; a step-son, Paul Gullett of Grapevine, TX; a grandson, Luke Bovee; his mother, Avalon of Apison, TN; a sister, Gale (Dennis) Whiddon of Apison, TN; and a brother, Dale (Tricia) Taylor of Apison, TN.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Ackerman Jr.

Per Dan’s request, no services will be held.

Dan’s family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the wonderful nurses that took care of him at Riverside the last few weeks.

Memorial contributions in Dan’s memory may be given to Riverside Methodist Hospital, c/o OhioHealth Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Dan’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family and please know you are in my prayers.

      • Dear Family I have been blessed to have you in life & family. Danny has & always will be te most AWESOME brother ever!I am so glad he met the love of his life and stepson Paul I love you both very much!

  • Sandy, Paulie and Lacey and the rest of Dan’s family I am so sorry for the loss you feel that I’m glad to know he was a part of your lives for so long. Dan was a happy man and you as his family are testament to that.

  • Sandy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. May God be with you and your family.

  • I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God bless you all and bring you peace. Love you.

  • Sandy and Paul, so sorry for your loss Dan will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am sorry for your loss.My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God bless you all and bring you peace. Love you all..
    RIP Uncle Danny

  • Dear Lacy, Sandy and Paul, I miss Danny already, even tho we didn’t see you all very often. His Grandpa Thurman Taylor enjoyed having Danny come to visit. He was a strong little guy and growing fast. He didn’t stay little for long. His Aunt Thelma remembered him as a very good helper on their farm. He learned to milk cows and do other work on Thelma and Carl’s farm. Both Thelma and Carl have already left this life, but there will be a GRAND Reunion very soon. The troubles of this world will be over for all or us. GOD IS GOOD. TRUST JESUS always. Prayers and hugs for you.

  • Graduateted MVA 1965 with Dan. He was a fun classmate. He will be missed. Blessings to your family at this time of loss.

  • Dear Sandy I’ve knowing Dan And Wayne from a young girl there Mom and Step-dad went to the Sandusky Adventist Church. I’m sorry that Dan passed away I know your grief my husband passed away two years ago we were married twenty-six years. I didn’t know that Wayne passed. love and prayers to you and your family Alice

  • I am truly sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I saw him at our 50th MVA reunion just a few months ago and it was great to see him after 50 years. I had also talked to him on the phone before that just when he was getting into FB. Dan was on my football team at MVA and I will never forget the games we played at the top of the Hill. God be with you at this sad time, but brighter times are coming.

  • I, too, was happy to see Dan at the MVA reunion. I worked for Mr. Jarvis and can remember Dan in gym class.. My best wishes to the family. Ann Hammond

  • Keith and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We knew Dan at MVA. We graduated in 1964. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  • Sandy and Paul our hearts go out to you. Dan was a great & funny guy. Had a great time bowling with him and just being his friend. May GOD touch your hearts. From our family to yours you are in our prayers. GOD Bless you all.

  • Sandy and Paul I am so sorry to hear od Dans passing. He was a great guy he is going to be missed by many. I remember many nights playing cards and just sitting there laughing as yiu guys tried to teach me to play!

  • Sandy and family,
    Jerry & I are so sorry to here of the death of your husband. We are keeping you in our prayers.

    Classmates HHS class of 1969
    Jerry & Brenda Perkins

  • Dear Sandy& Family so sorry to hear the passing of Dan god be with now and the coming weeks ahead, Debora LLoyd R.i.p Dan

  • Sandy:
    I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing, he was my best friend, let me know if there is anything I can do.
    Your friend also

  • Sandy & Family, I’m sorry for the loss of Dan. I just found out about this last night. If you need anything at all, you know where to find me!