Biografi for: Gerald Akers
FINE YOUNG COUPLE WEDDED TUESDAY
Gerald Akers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Akers, and Hazel Spry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Spry of near Anita, were married at the Akers home, Tuesday eve at 8:30 o´clock, the Rev. Rasmussen officiating. Wednesday the newly wedded couple went to Anita where they will remain until March 1st. where they will move to the farm near Brayton which the groom has purchased for a home.
Gerald is an industrious and honest young man and worthy of the youug wife he has chosen.
The Journal extends them congratulations and feels sure their efficiency will bring them success.
Iowa, U.S., Birth Records, 1856-1944
Gerald Akers. Race: White. Birth Date: 1897. Spouse: Hazel Spry. Child: Evelyn Akers
Gerald Akers was the son of Ralph, Jr. and Ethel Parrott Akers and died at the Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 7 months, and 7 days.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian Faith. He attended rural schools in Audubon County and graduated from high school.
After completing his education he farmed until he enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 5, 1918. During his tour of duty he served in the medical corps and after
being discharged he returned to farming in Audubon County.
On January 13, 1920 he was united in marriage to Hazel Spry in Exira, Iowa. They continued farming in the area until Hazel died on February 23, 1934.
In the early 1940's he moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he worked with the Cudahy Packing Company and later worked as a carpenter at Offutt Air Force Base. He retired and moved to Missouri and farmed for about 20 years then returned to Omaha in 1981. He remained in his own home until he entered the hospital in March of 1986.
Preceding him in death in addition to his wife, was a daughter, Evelyn Akers; his parents; his brothers and sisters: Erma Wolf, Violet Jespersen, Earl Akers and
Vernon Akers. Survivors included his daughter, Marlene Akers and his son, Lloyd Akers of Omaha; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters: Theresa Lucas of Omaha, Leona Smith of Hibbing, Minnesota, and Maxine Campbell of California; two brothers: Ralph Akers, II of Greenfield, Iowa, and Steve Campbell of California; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Iowa, U.S., Armed Forces Grave Registrations, 1835-1998
Gerald Akers. Age 89. Birth Date 13 Oct 1896. Birth Place Brayton, Iowa. Death Date 20 May 1986. Death Place Omaha, Nebraska