Lavern “Red” J. Acklin, 70, of El Dorado, KS, passed away on May 8, 2022 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE with his wife and children by his side. Lavern was born on November 28, 1951 in Maryville, MO to the late Darwin and Dorothy Mae (MacDonald) Acklin. He was a 1969 graduate of Graham High School in Graham, MO. Red attended college at Northwest Missouri State in Maryville. He was a member of Graham Methodist Church and First Christian Church of El Dorado. Red was united in marriage to Laurel on November 28, 1987. Red was employed in the glass business for several years. He then worked in residential and commercial construction, owning and operating Ackiln Construction for many years. He retired from construction and began doing estate sales and selling on eBay. He loved his family and enjoyed life to the fullest. Red was very kind and caring to those he knew. Red will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His loving family includes his wife, Laurel, son Corey (Amy) Acklin, daughter Jessica (Todd) Kuczaj; gradaughters Samantha Kuczaj, Rachel Kuczaj and Madison Acklin; siblngs Gary (Donna) Acklin, Dennis (Denise) Acklin, Sarah Beth (Randy) Jones, Randy (Bonnie) Acklin, Ronnie (Starla) Acklin, Kathy Sue (Chuck) Freeman, Greg (Julie) Acklin and is preceded in death by sister, Verna Mae Acklin. Friends may gather with the family from 5-7pm on Friday, May 13 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church in El Dorado at 11am on Saturday, May 14. Red will be laid to rest at Strassburg Cemetery in Marion, KS. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the First Christian Church of El Dorado.
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