Lanette Sonntag Acker

November 24, 1952 - July 15, 2012

Lanette Sonntag Acker of Allen, Texas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 15, 2012 at the age of 59.  Lanette lost her five year battle against ovarian cancer, but won the victory as she rests in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Her inspiration and will to fight gave her the extra time needed to see her two beautiful grandchildren.  Lanette inspired all of us with her strength and tremendous faith in the Lord.  She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Allen.  Lanette was born November 24, 1952 to James C. and Nola M. (Walden) Sonntag in McKinney, Texas.  She married Robert “Bob” Acker on September 21, 1974 in Allen.  Lanette worked for Caplinger Heating and Air Conditioning for nineteen years. 

She is survived by her husband, Bob Acker of Allen; son Bobby Acker, wife Lori, and granddaughter Avery of Frisco; son Justin Acker, wife Jackie, and grandson Gavin of Allen; sister Kathy (Acker) Wake and brother-in-law Tom Wake of Allen; nieces Shana Sanders and Amber Wake; nephew Aaron Wake of Allen; cousin Cheryl Coxwell and her children Colton and Mikala of McKinney and a number of other loving relatives and friends.

Lanette was preceded in death by her parents, James C. “J.C.” and Nola Mae Sonntag.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Allen, 201 E. McDermott Drive, Allen, Texas 75002 with Rev. Chad Selph officiating.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.

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We are so sorry to hear about Lanette passing away. Our prayers are with you and your family. Robert and Rosie Roberts, August 5, 2012 So sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy Morrison, July 23, 2012 So sorry to read about Lanette's passing. We can remember the good times with her during our Escadrille years. Our prayer and thoughts are for you. Jim & Julia Gravley, July 20, 2012 You and Lanette and your entire family are in our prayers. She was one of the gems in our Rolling Hills neighborhood and will be missed. So very sorry for your loss. Marty and Margaret Monnat, July 19, 2012 It's been a long time since High School but still remember....I'm so sorry for your lost, sending prayers to all the family... Glenda Joy Sweeney Duncan, July 18, 2012 Praying for you and your family Bob. We were blessed to have met you and Lanette before she found out she had cancer. Lanette was an inspiration to those who knew her. Bob, you also are a inspiration to so many. Lanette will be GREATLY missed. Rick Sanders, July 18, 2012 Lanette's friendly smile and warm personality were a treasure. Her love for her family and friends will leave many of us with wonderful memories. God Bless, Mack Borchardt, July 17, 2012 love and prayers to Bob and family. been a long time but memories of our times together are dear to my heart Brenda Estep, July 17, 2012 Bob and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lanette will be truely missed. She was always so kind and encouraging when we were around her. Tim & Melissa Cline, July 17, 2012 Lanette was a classmate of the Class of '71. We will all remember her with our other classmates that have left us too soon. She was a kind and special person. May God give you and your family His peace and understanding at this time. Sincerely, Judy and the Class of '71 Judy Robinson Randolph, July 16, 2012 I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for all the family. Denice Burnside Webb, July 16, 2012