Kathy Rae Ackerson, age 67, of New Hartford, Iowa, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.
Kathy was born on May 2, 1950, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Wilma (Shepard) Dietrick. She was raised in New Hartford and graduated from the New Hartford High School in 1968. On April 13, 1968, Kathy was united in marriage to David Ackerson at the New Hartford Baptist Church. During her life she was a homemaker, ran KT Daycare in New Hartford, and owned and operated Outer Galaxy Screen Printing in New Hartford.
Kathy’s greatest enjoyment in life was her children and grandchildren, where she especially enjoyed attending their sporting events. Kathy also liked to go shopping, garage sales, and riding horses.
Kathy’s memory is honored by: her husband, Dave Ackerson of New Hartford; her mother, Wilma Dietrick of New Hartford; three children, Scott (Jammie) Ackerson of Cedar Falls, Bobbi Ackerson of Cedar Falls, and Billy (Tia) Ackerson of New Hartford; six grandchildren, Dane, DJ, Marshawn, Jaelin, Blaise, and Ryker; and two brothers, Jerry (Darlys) Dietrick of New Hartford and Johnnie (Barbara) Dietrick of Lakota, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Judy Helmers.
Kathy has been cremated and Celebration of Kathy’s life will be held on Thursday, December 7, at the United Methodist Church in New Hartford where her family will greet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private family burial of cremains will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Kathy’s family and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly assisting the family with arrangements. 319-352-1187
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