LeRoy Verne Ackerman

January 28, 1927 ‒ May 06, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

LeRoy Verne Ackerman, age 88, of Lexington, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Country Meadow Care Center in Bellville.  He was born on January 28, 1927 in Morrow County to the late Rue and Bessie (Zeger) Ackerman.

LeRoy loved to fish, watch NASCAR, and gold mine out in Arizona.  He was a heavy equipment operator for Kokosing Construction and owned his own construction company.  LeRoy retired after 35 years with Westinghouse in Mansfield.  After High School, LeRoy served his country proudly by joining the Army, he served in WWII with a victory medal and Honorable Discharge.  He loved his time living in Arizona and Colorado, and really never wanted to leave the West.  Most of all LeRoy enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by his children, Verne Ackerman, Mike (Teresa) Ackerman, Kara (Terry) Kick and Lorie Baker; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (William) Burgett; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will observe a graveside service on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM at North Fork Cemetery in Waterford.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes of Fredericktown are honored to serve the family of LeRoy Verne Ackerman.

  • Shirley, Bill and families , so sorry for the lose of your loved one, many blessings and prayers.

  • Mike, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

  • We are sending our sympathy at the passing of your Dad. Grandfather and Brother. We were good friends in High School and maintained that friendship in the years since even though we didn’t see each other. Dale kept in touch with Leroy in the time since he came back and wanted to see him in the nursing facility but so sorry he didn’t get there. In their years in High School they had a lot of fun. Dale and Joe and Eldon and Frank and Leroy. Had a lot of memories from those years. May God Bless you and keep you in His loving care. now and always.
    Dale and Mary Braddock

  • Shirley and Bill
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Leroy. Never easy to lose a loved one. Joe and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers .
    Joe and Betty Rinehart

  • Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mike, Shirley and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  • Kara,

    I am so sorry for your loss.I know it will be hard, you were amazing at taking care of him,cherish the memories you have made. I will never forget the time we went to the airport to pick your Dad up from his flight. The look on his face, him shaking his head and laughing as you were running after his luggage rack (that he let go) as it went rolling down the slope of the parking garage. When you looked at Leroy you can see where you got your spunk from.

    Lori Ash

  • So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.

  • We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. I remember Leroy only a little, remember going to visit when he lived in Darlington. But my mother has told me some wonderful stories of when they were growing up. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Kara, Terry and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers and with you. Celebrate LeRoy’s life and the contributions he made. For those contributions will continue for years to come.

    His love brought you, Kara, into Terry’s life. And, that created a loving family that is special to all who know you. Thank you for that.

    All our love and support.

  • So sorry for your loss. May you draw close to God in prayer and he will sustain you. (Psalm 55:22)