Robert C. Ackerman

October 31, 1942 - June 13, 2014

Robert C. Ackerman, age 71, of Sachse, Texas, passed away on June 13, 2014. He was born October 31, 1942 in Spearville, Kansas to Anthony and Magdalyn (Schwae) Ackerman. Robert was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie, Texas, where he was an avid volunteer; he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Robert was awarded the Bishop’s Award by the Dallas Diocese. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He is survived by son, Mark Osburn and wife Lisa of McKinney, Texas; grand-daughter, Olivia Osburn of McKinney, Texas; brothers, Vic Ackerman of Dodge City, Kansas, Denis Ackerman of Colorado and Steve Ackerman of Spearville, Kansas; sisters, Doris Walderon and Vera Dick.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karen Ackerman.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 404 N. Ballard Avenue, Wylie, Texas 75098. A rosary will be held on Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:30 at the church. To convey condolences and to sign an online registry, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Anthony Catholic Church Building Fund, 404 N. Ballard Avenue, Wylie, Texas 75098.

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I honestly didn't know Bob very well. I was around him for a few years in the Knights of Columbus 12300. I always went out of my way to say hi to him, but I never had to put a smile on his face because he always had one. :O) I always loved talking to him because he had such a cheerful attitude. It amazed me how much he volunteered. One of the best dishwashers!! I recall one of the last days I saw him he didn't recall my name, but after a few minutes of recalling a story of when he came to church to volunteer and I pointed out that he had on 2 different shoes, he remembered me and we had a good laugh. I still recall that he said, "Well, at least I got a left one and a right one, not too left ones!". (To be honest they were both dark shoes so it was hard to tell.) I love him, I miss him, and I will continue to pray for him. James Alan Williams, June 19, 2014 It has been said by others but Bob really was the kindest man I ever new. I cherish the memories of Bob and I working together. I considered him one of the very best people I ever knew. God will take notice. Carl W Krater, June 18, 2014 I used to give you a bad time about being born on the same day as my Grandfather, thanks for sharing some family stories that I hadn't heard before. I'm going to miss you cousin. May God hold your family in the palm of His hand, and may your soul rest in the Eternal Peace of our Lord. Till we meet again. Carol Knoeber, June 18, 2014 Our deepest sympathy to Mark and Lisa. Bob was one of the kindest people we've ever known. We have made a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in his name. May he rest in peace. Elaine and Jim Wozniak, June 17, 2014 Bob was such a kind hearted man, always willing and ready to help. I knew him from church-always smiling and had warm words for those he came in contact with. He was one of the people who made Saint Anthony's the home that it is for so many. He will be greatly missed. Monica Solano, June 16, 2014 Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about the passing of your dad. We are here to support you in any way we can. With sincere sympathy, Pat B Patrick Beggs, June 16, 2014