Betty Aker

WHITEWOOD, S.D. – The funeral was Wednesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Whitewood, S.D., for Betty Aker, 85, Sturgis, S.D., formerly of Des Lacs, who died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in a Sturgis hospital. Burial was in Whitewood Cemetery, Whitewood.

She was born Nov. 5, 1927, to Emil and Olga Opland, in Des Lacs. She married Virgil Aker Nov. 7, 1946, in Sidney, Mont.

Survivors: sons, Marlyn and Mitchell, both Sturgis; daughters, Jeannie Triplet, Black Hawk, S.D., and Virginia Albert, Sturgis; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Lyle, Minot, Gene, Des Lacs, Floyd, Enumclaw, Wash., and Lloyd, Seattle.

(Kinkade Funeral Chapel, Sturgis)