Ackerman paint73-year-old Carmi resident, Lionel “Sode” Ackerman died Monday August 12, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  He worked many years at a local coal mine. For many years he took care of the Hawthorne Township Cemeteries and was a member of the Church of Christ in Harrisburg.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn; two daughters, Diana Allen of Evansville and Dana Smithpeters of Crossville; three step-sons, Doug (Anita) Koontz of Belleville, Brian (Rita) Koontz of Carmi and Justin Pepperworth of Everson, WA; one step daughter, Rise Blades of Grand Forks, BC; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry (Marilyn) Ackerman of Carmi; nieces, Sharon Hisch, Lisa Cross and Amber Carney.

Funeral servicesfor Lionel “Sode” Ackerman will be 11 a.m. on Friday August 16, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Harrisburg with burial in Big Prairie Cemetery in Carmi.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi which is in charge of all the arrangements.

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