Alan Norman Acker

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EDGERTON/MIDDLETON–Alan Norman Acker, 70, passed away on Oct. 31, 2022, at Oregon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Oregon. Sadly, he died after an 18-month duration with renal cell cancer.

He was born on March 5, 1952 in Madison to Albert Frank Acker and his wife Lorraine Rose (Meffert) Acker, who were married on March 4, 1943, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ashton.

After graduating from Middleton High School in 1971 he later enlisted in the US Army National Guard. Alan was a commercial truck driver for many years. He enjoyed landscaping, family gatherings, and plowing snow in his neighborhood in his spare time.

Alan, known to friends as “Al" or "A-Train”, is survived by his siblings, James (Jim) Acker, Gary (Shelia) Acker, Karen Greiber of Waunakee, Robert "Bob" (Beverly) Acker of Poynette, Anita Allison of Madison, and LuAnn (Steve) Chandler of Madison; his nephews and nieces, Paul and Randy Acker, Renee (Fred) Ciccione, Melissa (Chad) Koci, Wendy (Greg) Sprecher, Tammy Acker, Kelly (Art) Endres, Matthew and Michael Allison, Ashley (Justin) Ballweg, Bridget (Austin) Schoenherr, Devon (Katie) Greiber, Casie (Jon) Ernst and Zachary Chandler; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert (Oct. 8, 1988) and Lorraine (Aug. 20, 2007) Acker; his in-laws, Letitia "Letty" L.  Ripp Acker (Feb. 26, 2022), Ken Allison, and Marv Greiber; and all aunts and uncles.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Saint Bernard Catholic Church, 7450 University Avenue in Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022, with Father Brian Wilk officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oregon Health and Heartland Hospice for the care given to our brother Alan in his final days. A special thank you to Rachel and Aaron for helping Al when it was needed the most. Gunderson Funeral Home, 7435 University Avenue in Middleton, assisted the family.

Memorials will be determined by the family at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

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