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March 26, 2010

Dennis Ackley

Dennis Jon Ackley, “Denny”, 69, died of cancer at home in Knoxville on March 18, 2010.

Denny was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Leon, Iowa. Denny retired from the Norfolk-Southern Railroad (Des Moines Union) in 2001 after 42 years of service. He was an avid golfer, boater, fisherman, and guitar player. He loved his family and friends and always had a smile, story, or song for them.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters Denise (Matt) Yaske, Mindy (Todd) Wood, Stephanie (Scott) Arnold, and Monica (Jeff) Musolf; grandchildren Lanie and Max Kampert, Sarah and Abby Yaske; brother Wes Ackley; and nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Bessie and Russell Ackley; his sister Patricia Mangler; and his brother Gary.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 25, at the Knoxville First United Methodist Church. A memorial fund to the Oral Cancer Foundation has been established in Denny’s name.

The family thanks Hospice of Pella for its kind help and support. Lyrics from a favorite song reflect the life Denny lived; “My whole life is a song and I’ll share it with you now…”

Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com.

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