m. 12 Oct 1941
||5 Feb 1916
||Tarkio, Atchison, Missouri, USA
||10 Aug 1991
||Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA
||12 Oct 1941 [1, 2]
||Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA [1, 2]
||Akers, Joseph Merle | F10486 Group Sheet
||Carman, Adella Josephine | F10486 Group Sheet
- [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
The Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), 12 Aug 1991, Page 5
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
- [S1728] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 13 Jan 2020.
Name: Betty C. Cling
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