Vickie Cheryl Akemann, 65, of Elgin, Illinois passed away at her home on October 12, 2016 surrounded by her family following a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on April 4, 1951 in St. Charles, IL to Norman C. Skala and Marjorie A. Skala of Campton Hills, IL. She grew up attending school in the St. Charles public schools and attended the Wasco Baptist Church. She was married to David R. Akemann on August 5, 1978 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Elgin, where she was active the rest of her life serving as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, singing in the choir and so many other things. She received both a Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Northern Illinois University in elementary education and reading. She taught at Wild Rose School in St. Charles until her first child was born and remained home while raising her children and doing volunteer work which included being active in Children's Theater of Elgin and the Junior Service Board of Elgin. When her children reached school age she returned to teaching in the Elgin school district at Highland and Lincoln Elementary Schools where she was a favorite of parents and students alike. She retired in 2013. She loved to spend time with her family at their family cottage at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and to garden around her home. She is survived by her husband, Judge David R. Akemann of Elgin; daughters Carrie M. Akemann of San Dimas, California, Julie A. Akemann of Chicago, IL and son Collin J. Akemann of Elgin; parents Norm C. Skala and Marjorie A. Skala of Campton, Hills, IL; brother Lawson Skala (Don) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Aunt Katherine (Howard) Schultz of Elgin, IL and cousins Susan Toth, Pamela (David) Meixner, Valerie (Don) Thompson, Kimberly Schuetz and Jay (Debbie )Schultz. She is predeceased by an infant son, John David Akemann and an Uncle Howard Schultz. Friends can visit and greet family on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Epworth United Methodist Church from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A Memorial service celebrating her life will be at 7:00 P.M. and a reception immediately following at the church with desserts. In lieu of flowers, those wishing should make a donation to any of the following: Epworth United Methodist Church Children's Ministries; the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital or any other Children's Hospital.
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