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Berton Akeson

August 24, 1930 — January 2, 2015

Berton Terry Akeson, Sr., age 84,formerly of Chappell, Nebraska passed away peacefully in his home in Warrensburg, Missouri on January 2, 2015. It was his 55th Wedding Anniversary.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 8, 2015 in the Holechek Funeral Home in Chappell. A visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Burial will follow in the Chappell Cemetery.

Bert was born in Chappell, Nebraska on August 24, 1930. He was the oldest child of Leffie Terry and Roy Perry Akeson. He attended country school and Deuel County High School graduating in 1948. He played on the football team and ran track, placing 6th at State in the 220 yard dash his senior year. He was active in FFA and competed at state on the Parliamentary Procedure team.

In 1954 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska. At Nebraska he was a member of AgMen Club. He was the third generation to operate the family farm, now a century farm. Nebraska Cornhuskers football games, farming, politics, and reading historical books were his main interests.

In 1960 he was united in marriage to Donna Criswell, to this union six children were born. Bert lived in Chappell, Nebraska for 82 years before moving with Donna to Warrensburg, Missouri to be near their daughter. His beloved dog Flossee was his constant companion.
He was a past member of Junior JCs, Rotary International, Farm Bureau Board, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Masons, DeMolay, Eastern Star, Deuel County Extension Board, and FFA Alumni. He was also a church deacon, Sunday school teacher, and a director of the Deuel County State Bank. He attended the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg.

Bert was preceded in death by his parents, one son Ronald Todd, one sister-in-law and two brothers-in- law.

He leaves his wife Donna; one daughter Deb (Tom) Hobson of Warrensburg; four sons: Terry (Connie) of Chappell, Nebraska; Steven (Wendy) of Ozark, Missouri; M. Scott (Kerri) Akeson of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Stuart (Alexandria) of Houston, Texas. Bert leaves five granddaughters: Megan (Kyungwon) Suh, Ashley Akeson, Taylor Maynard, McKenzie Akeson, Marin Akeson; and seven grandsons: Wesley Hobson, Michael Akeson, Daniel Akeson, Cameron Akeson, Samuel Akeson, Zachary Akeson and Benjamin Akeson. He leaves one sister Barbara (Bill) Robbinson, and one brother Walter (Marilyn) Akeson. He also leaves two sisters-in-law: Linda (Vern) Welch, and Gay Lynn (Tracy) Case.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is serving the Akeson family.
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