The Billings Outpost

Esther Ackerman

Esther Elizabeth Hoffman Ackerman, 93, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Tender Nest Assisted Living in Laurel.

She was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Garden City, Kan., the oldest of five children of Jake and Elizabeth Schaefer Hoffman. She moved with her farming family to the Wellington, Colo., area at age 9.

She married Rudolph Ackerman on Sept. 1, 1939, at Fort Collins, Colo. They ranched in the Buckeye area before moving to Grants Pass, Ore., in 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Coombs of Belfry; a sister, Helen Rommel of Sacramento, Calif.; and a brother, Harvey Hoffman of Denver, Colo.

No services were planned. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery in Billings.

Memorial contributions may be made to Applegate Community Church, Grants Pass, Ore., or the American Cancer Society.

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