August 15, 1923 ~ June 17, 2011
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