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Phil Akker

March 25, 1957 December 24, 2019
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PHIL “BILLYGOAT” AKKER, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at his home in Morrison, IL from an extended illness. Memorial visitation is Saturday, Dec. 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a memorial service at 1 p.m., all at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Morrison. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice. Cremation Rites Have been accorded.
Philip Gene Akker was born March 25, 1957, in Morrison, the son of Louis and Beverly (Carley) Akker. He grew up in Chadwick and was a 1975 graduate of Chadwick High School.
He had an eye for good looking women and fast muscle cars. In the spring of 1976, Phil saw his future bride of 39 years while she was driving her 1969 Camaro. It was often stated, he was unsure whether he saw her or the Camaro first. He and Deb eventually married May 17, 1980. They are the parents of one daughter, Cara Jean.
Phil grew up on the family dairy farm. As an adult, he worked with his dad and brother on the farm and drove semi for 40 plus years. While being an owner operator, he took great pride in the maintenance and appearance of their Kenworth. Friday night date nights consisted of washing and polishing the semi and chrome wheels.
He was happiest while working on his drag cars. He always had the need for speed. In his opinion, “A few drag race, the rest run automatics”. Phil took drag racing so seriously, that family vacations were centered around an NHRA drag racing event. Phil was an instigator. One could tell he was teasing by the gleam in his eyes. It was once said “A little bit of Phil goes a long way” :) 
He is survived by his wife, Deb; daughter, Cara (Eric) Knott; sister Pam (Dave) Sikma; brother Steve Akker; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved black 68 Chevelle and his 79 Ford pickup.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Bev; his mother and father-in law Bob and Jean Dyson and sister-in-law Cathy Akker.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

28

Dec

11:00 AM 12/28/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

28

Dec

1:00 PM 12/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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