Peterson Funeral Chapel

            John H. Ackerson Jr., 84, of Aurora passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

            He was born to John Sr. and Marguerite Blum Ackerson on September 29, 1933 in Gardena, CA.  He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army Veteran.

            Survivors include one son, John Ackerson III of California; one daughter, Vicki Kramer and husband, Alex of Halltown, MO.; one brother, Jim Ackerson of California; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean; one daughter, Sara Seat; one brother, Jack Dixon; and two sisters, Ellen Lang and Elaine Flowers.

            Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Maple Park Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.