Pamla Carol (Aukes) Akkermann, 58, of Buffalo Center, passed away, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Pam was born on September 2, 1959 in Blue Earth, MN to Loren Aukes and Carol (Egesdal) Aukes. Pam grew up in Buffalo Center and graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1977. She married Joe Akkermann in August of 1977. They resided in Buffalo Center where they raised their two daughters, Kristine and Kimberly. Pam worked many years at Miller Pharmacy in Buffalo Center as a Pharmacist Tech, a job she loved. After the pharmacy closed, she worked several years at Farmer's Trust & Savings Bank in Buffalo Center and Lake Mills. She was currently working at North Iowa Community School in the kitchen. She adored all the kids and looked forward to seeing them everyday.
Pam enjoyed gardening and canning. She was famous for her rhubarb jelly and rhubarb pies. Sewing was a strong talent of Pam's as she made many clothes for Kristine and Kimberly when they were little. Pam also loved antiques and refinishing pieces of furniture. She spent years refinishing all the woodwork in their house. Pam adored her grandkids immensely. They were her pride and joy.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Joe, of Buffalo Center; daughters, Kristine (Lance) Rebelein of Mankato, MN, Kimberly (Brian) Drewry of Jordan, MN; grandchildren, Carter, Gavin, Harrison, and Claire; mother, Carol Aukes of Forest City; siblings, Paula (David) Heyes of Forest City, Craig Aukes of Buffalo Center, Scott (JoAnn) Aukes of Ankeny and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death are her father, Loren Aukes; nephew, Cody Aukes, and a baby grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Buffalo Center. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Buffalo Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pam's name to The Andreas Cancer Center, 1025 Marsh St, Mankato, MN 56001.
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