Joseph Cameron Ackerman, age 73, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. at 12:30 a.m. at the Villages of Oak Ridge.

He was born on September 9, 1946, in Washington, Indiana, to Albert Thomas, Sr. and Eleanor Pauline “Polly” (Harrod) Ackerman.

Joseph was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Loogootee. For 40 years, he lived and worked in California as a Teacher and in the Entertainment Industry. Joseph had a special love for Disney and music. He authored a novel. Joseph lived to play guitar and had a beautiful voice.

Survivors include his siblings, Albert “Skip” Ackerman and wife Georgia, and Ann Ackerm an, all of Loogootee; his nephews, Eric Ackerman and wife Susan, of Loogootee; Dirk Ackerman and wife Lisa, of Ellettsville, Indiana; Cameron Ackerman, of Loogootee; Brant Ackerman and wife, Renee, of Washington; Caleb Ackerman, and Nathaniel Ackerman, both of Houston, Texas; and several great-nieces, great-nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Albert Thomas, Sr. and Eleanor “Polly” Ackerman; and one brother, David Brooks Ackerman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Reverend J. Kenneth Walker at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1st, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Burial will follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, prior to the service, at 9:00 a.m. at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Loogootee.

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