LINCOLN — Wayne Ackerman ,64, passed away at 9:42 p.m. on March 26, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Wayne was born on August 21, 1953, in Lincoln, Ill.; 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. She preceded him in death on May 15, 2012.
Surviving Wayne are his step-children, Adam (Kelly) Butts of Effingham, Ill. and Amy (Chris) Davenport, of Lincoln; three grandchildren, Lilly, Isaac, and Ian; one brother, Ron (Deb) Ackerman, of Lincoln, Ill. and one sister, Susie (David) Starkel of Show Low, Ariz.; nephews, Chris (Katelyn) Ackerman, Craig (Ellen) Ackerman, Mike Starkel, and one niece, Missy Starkel; two brothers-in-law, David (Paula) Mills and Daniel (Sharon) Mills both of Clinton. 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 Rail-splitter 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 conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday March 30, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, in Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service, noon-2 p.m.
Memorials may be made in Wayne’s name to Dewitt County 4-H or Springfield Memorial Home Services Hospice.