Vincent F. Ackerman, 86, Jasper

Vincent F. Ackerman, 86, of Jasper, died Wednesday, November 11, at his home. He was born in Jasper, April 26, 1934, to John and Teresa (Burger) Ackerman. He married Frances Schulte March 5, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Vince was the original manager of Sitex and opened the Jasper branch. After retiring from Sitex he was a custodian at the Jasper Police Department and Jasper City Hall for 19 years. He was a lifelong member of Jasper Moose Lodge 1175, a former Indiana Moose state president, White River Legion Post 120, Precious Blood Men’s Society, Jasper Knights of Columbus Council 1584, Jasper American Legion Post 147, the Young Men’s Institute in Huntingburg, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Huntingburg, Jasper Outdoor Recreation, Ireland Sportsman’s Club, Indiana Sheriffs Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Ackerman; one daughter, Karen Caldemeyer and husband Randy, Stendal; two sons, Keith Ackerman, Jasper, and Kurt Ackerman and wife Jennifer, Southington, Connecticut; four grandchildren; Bryan Caldemeyer and wife Stephanie, Nichole Arnold and husband Todd, and Andy and David Ackerman; four great-grandchildren; Brayden and Jacob Caldemeyer and Eli and Ellie Arnold; three brothers; Dennis, John, and Dean Ackerman; one sister, Sylvia Seger, Jasper; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Hentrup.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel. A rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m., the Jasper Moose Lodge will do a Pilgrim Ritual at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moose Heart Charities, or to the Lange Fuhs Cancer Center. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. American Legion Post 147 will perform military graveside rites. Masks, social distancing, and attendance restrictions will be enforced per the governor’s mandate. For those unable to attend the funeral mass, a live stream of the mass will be available at preciousbloodjasper.org.

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