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George Lyman Ackerman

February 28, 1932 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 85)

George L. Ackerman, age 85, of Genoa City, WI and formerly of Twin Lakes, WI, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington.

George Lyman Ackerman was born on February 28, 1932 in Three Oaks, Michigan, the son of the late John J. and Ethelyeen Paul Ackerman.  On November 21, 1954, in Washington, DC, George was united in marriage to Betty Snead.  They moved to Twin Lakes in 1971 and to Burr Oak Manor in Genoa City a year ago.

George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a tool and die maker and owned Ackerman-Kat and Hirsch Tool and Die in McHenry, IL where he designed and engineered the self- piercing flush sheet metal rivet.  He then owned Ackerman Engineering where he developed the automated assembly machine.  They attended Wilmot United Methodist Church for many years.  He enjoyed watching football and was an avid Packers fan.

George, being an engineer, enjoyed tinkering with lawnmowers and maintaining his yard.  He was very interested in finding why things worked.

George is survived by: 3 children, Daniel Ackerman of Pell Lake, WI, Cindy Jones of Kansasville, WI and Kim Sikorski of Genoa City, WI; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

The Ackerman family will receive friends from 1:00PM until the Funeral Service at 3:00PM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Haase-Lockwood and Assoc. Funeral Home and Crematory, 620 Legion Dr. Twin Lakes, WI.  The Ackerman Family would like Memorial Remembrances in George’s name be made to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 999 N. 92nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53226.  For online guestbook:

Donations may be made to:

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
999 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee WI 53226

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