GOTHENBURG - Phyllis Ackerman, 82, of Gothenburg, died Aug. 21, 2004.
Phyllis Brugger Hecox Ackerman was born in Lexington on May 19, 1922, to Charles Frederick and Elsie Anderson Brugger. She lived in the Lexington area and later her family moved to rural Farnam, where she graduated from Farnam High School in 1938.
On Oct. 7, 1941, she married Robert Harold Hecox at Gothenburg and to this union a daughter, Linda, and a son, Albert Charles, were born. They lived in the Banner community southwest of Gothenburg. Robert passed away on Aug. 11, 1961, and several years later she became the secretary/receptionist at Farmland Service Co-Op.
On Nov. 21, 1978, she married Richard Oswald Ackerman. They enjoyed 14 years together and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1993. Phyllis enjoyed playing bridge, having guests in her home, attending high school activities and Husker Football games. She will be missed by her family and a host of friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (David) Loostrom of Gothenburg; a son, Albert Charles (Debra) Hecox II of Gothenburg; six grandchildren, Perry (Kris) Loostrom of Gothenburg, Merry (Mark) Danley of Lincoln, Sherry (Ryan) Sanner of Colorado Springs, Colo., Heidi Hecox of Waco, Texas, Helen Hecox of Gothenburg, and Robert Hecox of Gothenburg; eight great-grandchildren, Leah, Shelby and Jack Loostrom, Max, Cooper and Parker Danley, Isabella and Olivia Sanner; and stepsons, Dean Ackerman and Clifford (Dixie) Ackerman, and the late Stan (Cecile) Ackerman and families.
She was also preceded in death by parents; sister, Rosemary; a brother, Lavern; stepdaughter-in-law, Phyllis Ackerman; stepson, Stanley Ackerman; and a step-great-grandson, Spencer Ackerman.
Memorials are suggested to the Banner United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Gothenburg with the Revs. Janie Freeman and Sharee Johnson officiating. Burial will in the Peckham Cemetery in Gothenburg.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Blase Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
The North Platte Telegraph, 22 Aug 2004.
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