Michael Acker


Michael Roy Acker, 74, passed away at his home in Prairie Village, KS on January 29, 2020. He was born October 4, 1945 in Fairbury, NE to Marion “Ike” and Betty (Phillips) Acker. Mike was a graduate of Benson High school in Omaha. He went on to the University of Nebraska to graduate with a Masters of Fine Arts.  

On May 30, 1968, he married Linda Ann Thomsen and had two children. Mike and Linda enjoyed traveling and art. Mike was a loving and caring person. He shared his creativity and inspirational spirit as a teacher, scout master, motorcycle enthusiast and prolific artist. He touched many hearts and always had a good story. Mike “never met a stranger.” He love to sing to his granddaughters.
Mike is survived by his wife and best friend of 51+ years, son Erik (Lorie McKay), daughter Molly, granddaughters Ava and Raen, brother Andy (Janet) and many nieces and nephews. Mike was proceeded in death by his parents and brother Steven. 
The Acker family would like to extend our gratitude to the team at the University of Kansas Liver Center and to the team at Asana Hospice & Palliative Care.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honor of Mike to the University of Kansas Liver Center at the University of Kansas Health System or Asana Hospice and Palliative Care. /http://www.asanahospice.com/donations/


  1. Paul F Fischer on February 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Mike and I were classmates at Miller Park Grade School thru Junior High at McMillan Jr High. He was a very good friend during those years…..lost track of him when he went to Benson High. Have fond memories of Mike—-he was in our “pack” as kids.

    Deepest sympathy to Mike’s family.

  2. Michael O’Hara on February 4, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Mike was my brother from another mother. We met as Art students at Omaha University, now the University of Nebraska at Omaha. We shared many experiences, many laughs, many dreams and desires. Linda was the glue that held everything together. She kept us sane with her chili. Loved them all as extended family; Mike, Linda, Erik & Molly.

    Peace brother Mike.

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