Duane Hillary Acker
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Age 79, in the presence of his family passed away peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee on May 22, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Duane, otherwise fondly known as "Dewey", was born in Raymond, Wisconsin on September 18, 1939 to Benjamin and Evelyn (Searing) Acker. He was raised on the family farm located in the town of Raymond and would eventually continue the legacy of his third-generation farm.
Dewey is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 50 years; six daughters Diana (Scott) Fredrickson, Dana (Jim) Bouffiou, Donell (Elmer) Kastenson, Dorian (Jason) Geschke, Denise (Chris) Stempa, and Debra (Mathew) Kneisler; 15 grandchildren; his brothers, Reverend Karl Acker, David Acker; sisters, Muriel Bergeron, Ordel Waltz, Deloris (Robert) Becker, Judy (James) Oesau, Carol (Ron) Peck, Susan (Jerry) Bliss, Lois (Erv) Dombrowski, Sally (Lawrence) Marsch, Barb Siegel; brother-in-law Lawrence (Debbie) Siegel and many nieces and nephew and friends, too many to count.
Visitation will be held at the Max Sass Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 4-8 PM. A Vigil service will be led by Fr. Karl Acker at 8 PM. Additional visitation on Thursday, at St. Louis Catholic Church (13207 County Rd G, Caledonia, WI) from 10-10:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Burial to follow in the St. Louis Church Cemetery.
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