Anita M. Ackley
Anita M. Ackley, age 91, of Janesville, died on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. She was born in Glenwood City, WI on March 4, 1923, the daughter of Arnold and Ida (Hill) Willert. She married Arthur Gerber in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Forest, WI on Dec. 16, 1942, and they later divorced. She married James R. Ackley in the Little Brown Church, Nashua, IA on Sept. 5, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2007. Anita had been employed by Anderson’s Women Apparel, JC Penney’s, and the Uniform Gallery. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She loved her BINGO, playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family and friends in both Janesville and Arizona.
Anita is survived by her 3 children: Sandra Anhalt of Janesville, Jerry (Deb) Gerber of Janesville and Cheryl (Jerry) Burri of Fort Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; 4 siblings: Howard Willert and Alice Anderson both of Case Grande, AZ, Lois Walkush and Darlene (Gary) Rasmussen both of Alexandria, MN; 2 sisters-in-law, Vergal Willert of Baldwin, WI and Donna Burls of Paradise Pines, CA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great granddaughter, Kendall Kortes; son-in-law, Richard Anhalt; and 4 brothers: Alvin, Harold, Walter, and Milton Willert.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. James Melvin and Rev. Rebecca Ninke officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Entombment will be in Milton Lawns Mausoleum. Lasting Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. or First Lutheran Church. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.
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