KENOSHA, Wis. -- Richard H. Aker, 75, Kenosha, Wis., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Brookside Care Center.
He was born April 7, 1925, in St. Cloud to Olaf and Mildred (Larsen) Aker. He attended schools in Cass County. He served in the Navy during World War II in the North Atlantic and the Pacific. He married Marie Rothwell on Nov. 9, 1946, in Cass County. She died Nov. 18, 1990. He operated a dairy farm with his parents outside of Pine River. He then owned and operated his own dairy farm near Pine River. He moved to Kenosha in 1951 and worked at MacWhyte Corp. for 35 years. He retired in 1987. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1865, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge No. 34 and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include three sons, Gary Aker and Alan Aker, both of Kenosha, and Arbe Aker, Duncanville, Texas; a daughter, Gail Scott, Kenosha,; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Loran Aker, Bristol, Wis., and Robert Aker, Kenosha.
His parents, his wife and a brother, Virgil Aker, died earlier.
Services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Northland Funeral Home of Pine River with the Rev. Bill E. Ingvoldstad officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McKinley Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery of Backus.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until services Monday at Northland Funeral Home of Pine River.
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