Beaver City, Nebraska

Harriett E. (Marpel) Ackerman, age 72, passed away with her loving family surrounding her on February 19, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born April 26, 1940 in Brady, Nebraska to Grant and Lydia Marpel.

She grew up on a farm in Wild Horse Valley and in Hendley, Nebraska and graduated from Beaver City High School with the Class of 1958. She received an Elementary Education degree from Kearney State College. She worked as an Elementary Teacher and a Librarian. She married her high school sweetheart Duane Ackerman on August 27, 1961 and together they had three children David, Lois and Lori. She was a loving, supportive wife and a caring, nurturing mother whose greatest joy came from being with her family. She enjoyed sewing, camping, and hiking, especially in the Teton Mountains and in Yellowstone where many happy summer vacations were spent. She treasured spending time with her seven grandchildren who absolutely adored her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.


She is survived by her loving husband Duane Ackerman of Lincoln, Nebraska

Son David Ackerman & wife Michelle

Daughters: Lois Coulter,& husband John

                    Lori Penney & husband Brett

7 grandchildren; Sidney Ackerman, Michael, Lea, and Nicholas Coulter, and Brandon, Jessica, and Brian Penney 

Sister: Elaine Marpel          Brothers: Harley & Dwight Marpel


Viewing & visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2013 at Butherus Master & Love Funeral Home from 9 AM till 9 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Graveside services will be February 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City, Nebraska with Rev. Michael Flury, officiating. Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska is in charge of the graveside services.