Douglas J. Ackerman

Douglas Jefferies Ackerman, of Aberdeen, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home, in Pinehurst, on Tuesday, June 3, prior to a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow at The Holly Inn, in Pinehurst.

He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in La Porte, Ind., to the late Rollin Charles Ackerman and Julia Jane Jefferies Ackerman.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ada Jean Ackerman; a daughter, Connie Jean Hochstetler and husband, Homer, of Crete, Ill.; son, Douglas Rollin Ackerman and wife, Angelika, of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Jay Hochstetler, Douglas Rollin Ackerman Jr. and Kevin Ackerman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be directed to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374; Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, 240 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924; or Harness Youth Foundation, 16575 Carey Road, Westfield, IN 46074.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.bolesfuneralhome.com