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Quentin "Bud" Ackerman

August 15, 1919 — November 26, 2021

Quentin "Bud" Ackerman

Quentin “Bud” Ackerman, 102, died Friday night, November 26, 2021 at his home in Bucyrus under the care of his family and Stein Hospice.



He was born August 15, 1919 in Boyne City, Michigan to the late Earl M. and Victoria V. Vlack (Vlach) Ackerman. They moved to Bucyrus in 1929. During those early depression years Bud helped to support family by delivering papers, maintenance work at Columbia Gas and poster design at Schines Theater. Bud graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1937. He started working at Swan Rubber Company right out of high school starting in the plant and working up to Corporate Purchasing. He retired in 1987 after 48 years. Bud’s sister introduced him to Helen Reiff whom he married February 28, 1943. They were married while he was on a three day leave from the Army. During his three years away, he served in Field Hospitals in North Africa and Italy before his discharge in 1945. He took advantage of being in Europe, after the war ended there, to see sights in Switzerland and Italy. In 2013 he joined other vets on the Columbus Honor Flight. Bud and Helen shared 69 years of marriage when she preceded him in death on April 24, 2012.



Bud will be remembered as a quiet, honest, loving, and patient man. He was a 32nd Degree Mason for over 65 years and Past Master of the Bucyrus Lodge, former Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #3, and member of American Legion Post 181, Bucyrus Shrine Club, First Presbyterian Church, and Crawford County Community Concert Association. He loved building and woodworking. He, with the help of family and friends, built the family home in Bucyrus in the early 1950s. During the summers he spent a lot of time mowing his yard and tending a large garden. Summer vacations typically took the family to lake side cottages, in Michigan and eventually Ontario, Canada, where the family could fish and swim. In the late 1960s he and Helen bought property in Canada. Bud especially loved summers at the family cottage where they enjoyed fishing, boating, sunsets, and early evening paddleboat rides. This became the place where wonderful family memories were made. He was blessed with one last visit late this summer. During the rest of the year, other than dreaming about his next trip to Canada, he enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians, the Browns and the Packers. He cheered for OSU except when playing Michigan; a slight preference for his birth state.



Bud is survived by children, Jeannene (Lyle Brostrom) Ackerman of Lafayette, Indiana and Charles (Kathy) Ackerman of Cardington; grandchildren, Stephanie (Ryan) Rose, Matthew (Jessica) Ackerman, and Michael (Jennifer) Ackerman; great grandchildren, Tyler Rose, Kaelynn Rose, and Andrew Quentin Ackerman; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Earl V. Ackerman, Jerry D. Ackerman, and Helen Jane Schiefer Beidelschies as well as aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews with whom he was very close.



All services will take place at Wise Funeral Service on Thursday, December 2. Masonic Rites will begin at 10:30 am, family will receive friends from 11 am – 12:50 pm, and the funeral will be held at 1:00 pm with Pastor Mike Corwin officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by the US Army Honor Guard and Bucyrus Veterans Military Funeral Detail.



Memorial donations can be made payable to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Larry Schiefer Memorial Scholarship Fund and given at the funeral home. Memories and photos can be shared on Bud’s Tribute Wall.

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Masonic Rites

Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

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