Mother of Van Ackerman.
My mother had an infectious smile and laugh that could light up a room. Her fun-filled nature and zeal for life was adored by many, and her deep love for family, friends, and God was boundless. From milking cows on the farm where we were raised to singing in church choirs to parasailing in Hawaii, we shared many wonderful adventures together. And at the age of 86, Mom fell in love and remarried, reminding us that romance and giddy happiness can happen at any age. God’s realm beyond this earthly plane is now a bit brighter with Mom’s smile!