ALTON, Iowa -- Breiton Scott Ackerman, 4-year old son of Brad and Beth Ackerman of rural Alton, is presumed to have passed away Sunday, May 22, 2005, in a drowning accident.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. David Heilman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at www.oolman.com.
Breiton was born July 10, 2000, in Orange City, the son of Brad and Beth (De Jong) Ackerman. He was raised in rural Alton and attended Orange City Headstart and Covenant Kids Preschool. He was a baptized member of the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City.
He loved being outdoors with his dad and playing with his classmates and cousins. His favorite outdoors activities were riding a four-wheeler, fishing and camping. He enjoyed playing farm, especially with his toy horses. He was often referred to as "B" or "Daddy's Melon Head."
His favorite shirt was his "monkey muscle shirt", which was a sleeveless t-shirt that matched one of his dad's shirts. He and his cousin, Zachary, shared a favorite saying, "He did it."
Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Roslyn, Cassandra "Cassie" and Sara, all at home; grandparents, Dennis and Gloria Vander Plaats of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Glenn and Jacqueline De Jong of Alton; several great-grandparents; a great-great-grandmother; and uncles, aunts and cousins, Tim and Pam Ackerman and their children, Katelyn, Samuel and Maggie, Dan and Denise Vander Plaats and their children, Ben and Emma, Nathan and Shawna Vander Plaats, Josh and Amanda Vander Plaats, David and Michelle Kremers and their children, Justin, Ashley and Connor, and Scott and Erica De Jong and their children, Zachary and Brooke.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bud Ackerman Jr.; and a cousin, Allie Rae De Jong.
Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church special fund at any of the Orange City banks.
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