Charles B. Acker, 87, passed away June 17, 2011. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Lantz Acker; children, Cassandra (Larry) Strotheide of Aurora, Lance (Toni) Acker of Denver, Ellis (Debbie) Acker of Penrose and Emily (Marisol) Acker Quintana of Oakland, Calif.; brothers, John (Marie) Acker of Broomfield, Colo. and Donald Acker of Palm Coast, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Blauvelt. Charles was born to Andrew and Sarah Acker on Aug. 15, 1923, in Ossining, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Charles and Patricia were married June 10, 1947, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He taught mathematics at Corwin and Pitts Junior High, and Pueblo Community College. He also worked summers at the Colorado State Fair at various positions. Charles was an avid rock hound and was a member of Pueblo Rockhounds. He also enjoyed skiing and exploring old Union Avenue. Member of Ascension Episcopal Church. Charles was a devoted father and husband having been the caregiver for his wife the last several years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th & Grand Ave., with the Rev. Andrew McMullen officiating. Concluding with military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and inurnment in the church columbarium. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association in his wife's honor. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Cassie,
    My condolences and prayers to you and your family. May God’s arms surround you at this difficult time.

    Diane

  2. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I always had the utmost respect for your Dad. May he Rest in Peace.

  3. Dear Acker Family,
    I’m thinking of the many wonderful memories our families shared over the years.
    Their friendship began in the 1950’s as young teachers starting careers in Walsenburg.
    In Pueblo our folks enjoyed socializing with lots of dinner parties and cocktails together, which may have been when the TR exchanged hands!
    There are good musical memories from our high school and college years that connected our families as well.
    Your Dad did a wonderful job caring for your Mom these past few years. My thoughts and prayers are especially with her right now.
    May you Acker “kids” find comfort in each other during this transitional time of loss and heartache and joyfully share the memories your father created for your family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Suellen Levy

  4. I am saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Acker. He was a very good teacher and i learned alot about math and life from his wisdom and intelligence. Emily, i cant begin to express my sorrow for your loss. Your dad was a very special man to alot of students and i am sure he made a difference in more lives than you will ever know. He was strict but all ways fair. I thank him for all the character he taught me. I wish you all the best in life and as i do with my dad who passed in 88 remember all the great things he taught you and live for today. God bless you and your family thru all this.

  5. Your family always welcomed me when we were in high school. I used to see your folks at Furr’s Cafeteria now and then some years ago, and they always seemed please to chat. Best wishes to all of you.

  6. Your family always welcomed me when we were in high school. I used to see your folks at Furr’s Cafeteria now and then some years ago, and they always seemed please to chat. Best wishes to all of you.

  7. Dear Acker Family, We were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I never would have made it through math classes @ South without his help. He was always a good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you..
    Anthony & Susan

  8. My brother and I would always look forward to our Uncle Chuck bringing the clan up to visit while we summered in Boulder. We were without a father, and Uncle Chuck helped us learn family values; as well as teaching us a few things about restoring cars, rock hounding and fireworks.
    We will miss our wonderful Uncle.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of both your parents, and what good friends all of you were to my family. Take care. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Emily,
    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Thinking of you…

    ~Lynn

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