CORONA, Calif. — Harold Ackerman, age 90, resident of Corona, California, took his final gentle breaths on July 6th, 2014. Harold came into this world on January 3rd, 1924 in the town of North Baltimore, Ohio and was the first son of Everett and Sophie Ackerman.
Harold was the oldest of five children, and is survived by a sister, Ruth Tietje, North Baltimore, Ohio; and two daughters, Teresa Suzuki, Anaheim, California; Susan Ackerman, Corona, California.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Alice Sammet, Findlay, Ohio; Evert Ackerman, Findlay, Ohio and Esther Tietje, North Baltimore, Ohio.
Harold grew up on a farm, west of North Baltimore and was a proud member of the 1942 Graduating Class of North Baltimore High School. With a strong will to serve his country, Harold joined the United States Air Force where he pursued his love for flying and was assigned to piloting heavy bomber aircraft during World War II. Having grown up in a farming community, Harold was a natural farmer, and eventually purchased a home, on a farm south of Hoytville, Ohio, after returning home from his active duty in the military.
At the age of 21, Harold married Betty Potter and lived a full, exciting life together through 52 years of marriage. Harold and Betty (deceased) had three loving children; Teresa Suzuki, Susan Ackerman and Randall Ackerman (deceased).
In 1962 an exciting opportunity drew Harold and his family westward to Anaheim, California where he would live out the rest of his life in beautiful Southern California. Again with his strong sense of duty, honor and justice he became a California State Policeman assigned to California University Fullerton, Police Department acquiring the rank of Sergeant. Harold retired from the Police Department in 1985.
As Harold lived through his retirement he was known for traveling, his love of flight, and his amazing heart which knew nothing but love for his family and friends. He was a kind, generous, and compassionate man.
His strength of character and devotion to his family were an inspiration.
The funeral service was held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, California on July 11th, 2014.
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