Thera Ann Ackeberg, 94, passed from her earthly life to her heavenly reward on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at her place of residence in Tustin, California.
Thera Ann Ackeberg, 94, passed from her earthly life to her heavenly reward on November 1, 2017, at her place of residence in Tustin, CA.
She married Howard Ackeberg on June 9, 1945. Until their retirement they lived in the Tampico, IL. area where Howard farmed and Thera taught kindergarten for 30 plus years. Following retirement they moved to Mesa, AZ. living for nearly 20 years in Sunland Village. For the last four years of her life, Thera lived in a memory care home in Tustin, CA.
Surviving are her children, Kenyon (Teresa) Ackeberg of Bossier City, LA., and Connie (Stan) Endicott of Irvine, CA.; six grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Janice Burress of Princeton, IL. and Rachel Ringenberg, Washington, IL. Thera was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service to celebrate Thera's life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 1:00 PM. at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa. AZ.
Through the years nothing brought Thera more joy than being with children. Dementia took away so much, but it never took away the joy she exhibited when children were around. Because of that we ask that memorial gifts in her honor be made and sent to: Heart Effect, 1535 W. Molly Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85085. This organization exists to make sure all children have a healthy heart and live full lives, including one of her great-grandchildren. Visit www.pchearteffect.com.
Published on January 4, 2018