Francis Ackema passed away on March 4, 2010, surrounded by her loving children, their spouses, and her grandchildren. She was 83 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick (Henk) Ackema, who died in 1986.
Fran was born and raised in Bronxville, NY and was a graduate of Connecticut College in New London, Conn. She and Henk moved to Southern California to raise their children, finally settling in Fallbrook. She was very active in many community activities such as the Friends of the Library, Fallbrook Family Support League, Fallbrook Music Society, Fallbrook and Bonsall Woman’s Clubs, and was a Bronze member of the ACBL Bridge organization.
She is survived by her four children and spouses, Christine and Bruce Metro of Los Angeles; Debra Ackema of Los Angeles; Dirk and Jane Ackema of Oceanside; and Carol Ferguson and Steve Krebs of Bend, Ore. She had 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A very thoughtful and loving memorial was held in her honor by her many neighbors and friends on Saturday, March 6, at East Ridge in Fallbrook.