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Carolyn J. Acker
(08-29-1930 - 02-25-2016)

Carolyn Joyce Acker, 85, of Elgin, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Highland Oaks of Elgin. She was born on August 29, 1930 in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Kerr) Burnidge.

Carolyn worked at Starro Precision Products in Elgin and at DuKane in St. Charles as a precision tool and die worker until she retired. She was married to the love of her life, William, for 65 years. She was blessed with 3 daughters, and loved nothing more than spending time with family, especially her Grandson. She loved nature, animals, fishing in Minnesota and watching the Chicago Cubs and Bulls. Her care givers at Highland Oaks really became her extended family during her ten months there, demonstrating love in all the care they gave her.

She is survived by her daughters Patricia Acker, Terri (Louis) Gaudio, Tammi (Horst) Zemp, her grandson Hagen Zemp, and one sister Eleanor (Robert) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William “Bill” Acker in 2015, her brother Merrill Burnidge, and her sister Lois (James) Sullivan.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 starting at 2:00 P.M., immediately followed by the memorial service at 3:30 P.M. at Laird Funeral Home, 301 S. State St. Elgin, IL. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Oaks, 2750 W. Highland Ave., Elgin, IL 60124. Information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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