Michael Roy Acker, 74, passed away at his home in Prairie Village, KS on January 29, 2020. He was born October 4, 1945 in Fairbury, NE to Marion “Ike” and Betty (Phillips) Acker. Mike was a graduate of Benson High school in Omaha. He went on to the University of Nebraska to graduate with a Masters of Fine Arts.On May 30, 1968, he married Linda Ann Thomsen and had two children. Mike and Linda enjoyed traveling and art. Mike was a loving and caring person. He shared his creativity and inspirational spirit as a teacher, scout master, motorcycle enthusiast and prolific artist. He touched many hearts and always had a good story. Mike “never met a stranger.” He love to sing to his granddaughters.Mike is survived by his wife and best friend of 51+ years, son Erik (Lorie McKay), daughter Molly, granddaughters Ava and Raen, brother Andy (Janet) and many nieces and nephews. Mike was proceeded in death by his parents and brother Steven.The Acker family would like to extend our gratitude to the team at the University of Kansas Liver Center and to the team at Asana Hospice & Palliative Care.
Memorial ContributionsIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honor of Mike to the University of Kansas Liver Center at the University of Kansas Health System or Asana Hospice and Palliative Care. /http://www.