Family: Akers, Ralph Merland / Cling, Betty C. (F22124)

m. 12 Oct 1941


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  • Akers, Ralph MerlandFather | Male
    Akers, Ralph Merland

    Born  5 Feb 1916  Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Aug 1991  Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  12 Oct 1941  [1, 2]  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Akers, Joseph Merle | F10486 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Carman, Adella Josephine | F10486 Group Sheet 

    Cling, Betty C.Mother | Female
    Cling, Betty C.

    Born  7 Apr 1919  Eddyville, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Apr 2013   
    Buried     
    Father  Cling, Victor Ellsworth | F22126 Group Sheet 
    Mother  McMahan, Ethel | F22126 Group Sheet 

    LivingChild 1 | Male
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    Spouse  Living | F22125 
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
      The Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), 12 Aug 1991, Page 5

      Ralph Akers

      WEST LIBERTY -- Ralph M. Akers, 75, died Saturday morning, Aug. 10, 1991, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, following an extended illness.

      Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at First Church United in West Liberty. Burial, will military honors,, will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.

      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the West Liberty Chapel of the Barker Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m.

      A memorial fund has been established.

      Mr. Akers was born Feb. 5, 1916, at Tarkio, Mo., a son of Joseph and Adella Carman Akers. On Oct. 12, 1941, he was married in Minneapolis, to Betty Cling.

      Survivors include his wife, Betty; one son, Joseph V. Akers, of West Liberty; one brother, Fred Akers, of San Diego; two grandsons, Bret and Brad Akers.

      He was preceded in death by a brother.

      He attended college at the University of Missouri and moved to Iowa in 1936. He first farmed south of Eddyville, Iowa.

      He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army iN the European Command, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for several years.

      He was a retired Iowa State Highway Patrol trooper, serving in District 12, from 1948 to 1971. He later worked in security at Louis Rich Foods Comapny (SIC) in West Liberty. He was a member of the First Church United, the Mount Calvary Masonic Lodge No. 95 of West Liberty, KAABA Shrine of Davenport, the Davenport Consistory.

      He was also a member of the Iowa State Patrol Association and the Iowa State Troopers Association and a member and past patron of the Lotus Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the West Liberty American Legion.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1728] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
      Name: Betty C. Cling
      Gender: Female
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 10 Oct 1941
      Marriage Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
      Church: Vanderburgh Presbyterian Church
      Spouse: Ralph M. Akers

      Researched by Ted Smith


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