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Ronald Akers

July 30, 1963 - October 10, 2017
Interlochen, MI



Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 Hammond Road West
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034

A brief military honors service will start at 3:45 pm.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Sandra MacConnel, his mother-in-law

Family asks that in place of flowers. donations may be given to Sandra MacConnel to help cover any expenses that may occur.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Web Site

Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Web Site

Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
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Life Story / Obituary


Ronald L Akers,

Ron, 54 of Interlochen passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2017. He leaves behind his wife Debbie of 28 years; his daughter, Casandra Akers; his stepson, Lee Lowell; father, Jack “Irene” Akers of Traverse City; brother, Dave Akers of Traverse City; grandson, Blake Smith and his mother, Chelsea Smith of Traverse City; his in-laws, Richard and Sandra MacConnel of Traverse City; 4 sister and brother in-laws, Brenda and Rick Rattray, Lori and Ed Boomer, Angela and Dan MacConnel, Melinda MacConnel all of Traverse City and many nieces and nephews.

He is proceeded in death by his mother, Shirley Akers of Traverse City and his grandparents.

Ron was always there for anyone and everyone regardless of whether he knew you or not. Ron didn’t know the word NO! He was a fun-loving man who liked to have a good time. Ron loved his camp omelette and his KLT Family dearly. He was an all-out fun loving social man. One of Ron (AKA GRUMPY’s and DoRon) favorite things to do was spending time with his grandson Blake. Grumpy had many hobbies including Camping, riding his motor cycle, Demo Derby, Figure 8 racing, and especially scrapping.

Grumpy will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Family asks that in place of flowers donations may be given to Sandra MacConnel to help cover any expenses that may occur.

A visitation will be held 1pm to 3:45pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Life Story Funeral Home, where a brief military service will be held at 3:45 pm. A luncheon will follow.

Please sign the guest book and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Travesre City.