Wayne Ackerman, 64, passed away at 9:42 p.m. on March 26, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Wayne was born on August 21, 1953, in Lincoln, IL; son of Donald Dean and Evelyn Ethel (Wright) Ackerman. He married Debra Dee Mills Butts on June 1, 2002, at Weldon Springs State Park in Clinton, IL.
Surviving Wayne are his step children: Adam (Kelly) Butts of Effingham, IL and Amy (Chris) Davenport of Lincoln, IL; three grandchildren: Lilly, Isaac, and Ian; one brother: Ron (Deb) Ackerman of Lincoln, Il and one sister: Susie (David) Starkel of Show Low, AZ; nephews: Chris (Katelyn) Ackerman, Craig (Ellen) Ackerman, Mike Starkel, and one niece: Missy Starkel; two brother-in-laws: David (Paula) Mills and Daniel (Sharon) Mills both of Clinton, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wayne retired from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital as Plant Operations Foreman after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. Wayne was one of the founding members of the morning coffee club at Mama’s Arcade Café. He loved spending time with family and friends and hosting the annual peanut brittle tradition.
A memorial service for Wayne will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service (12:00-2:00 p.m.). Memorials may be made in Wayne’s name to Dewitt County 4-H or Springfield Memorial Home Services Hospice.