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Obituary for Edwin L. Akey

Edwin L. Akey, age 80, of Dundas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by his family. Edwin was born the son of Abner and Stella (Bosnell) Akey on January 30, 1940, in Mosinee, Wisconsin. He began working for a local carnival and traveled to the southern states before enlisting in the United States Army in 1957 where he was decorated as an expert marksman. He served one year in Korea and upon his return completed his service in Farmington. Ed was united in marriage to Marlys Tupper on June 4, 1960, […]

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Edwin L. Akey, age 80, of Dundas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by his family.

Edwin was born the son of Abner and Stella (Bosnell) Akey on January 30, 1940, in Mosinee, Wisconsin. He began working for a local carnival and traveled to the southern states before enlisting in the United States Army in 1957 where he was decorated as an expert marksman. He served one year in Korea and upon his return completed his service in Farmington. Ed was united in marriage to Marlys Tupper on June 4, 1960, in Little Prairie United Methodist Church. He worked for Farmers Seed for short time and later took a position at Carleton College where he worked in the agriculture barn. He was employed by Northfield Foundry, manufacturing commercial woodworking equipment. He then began working for Malt O Meal in the Ames Mill Plant on the shell machine and continued employment there for 25+years. Edwin retired in 1999. During that time, he also farmed in Dundas.
Edwin was the kind of guy that was quick with a joke and even quicker wit. When he wasn’t wrapped up in a good book or game of cards he could be found tinkering in the shop, working in the garden, or in his favorite place in the world, the woods behind the farm. Hunting for mushrooms, making maple syrup, cutting firewood, or his favorite deer hunting. He was a caring and amazing grandpa that followed his grandchildren to any activities they were involved in. Ed was an easy-going man and full of compassion for others. He loved giving people a hard time but always in lite hearted fashion. The things that meant the most to him in the world were people, especially his family.

He is survived by his wife Marlys of Dundas; daughter Deb (Peter) Little of Dundas; son Bruce Akey of Dundas; four grandchildren Aaron (Melissa) Little of Dundas, Derek (Erin) Little of Colman, SD, Hailey Akey of Dundas, Alex Akey of Dundas; two great-grandchildren Brody and Ali Little; a sister-in-law Pat (Dale) Soberg of Shakopee and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law Lloyd and Ethel Tupper and all his siblings.

Visitation will be at Little Prairie United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral services will be at Little Prairie United Methodist Church on Friday, March 13, 2020, beginning at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Ed DuBose officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Faribault. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

11:00 AM - March 13, 2020


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Little Prairie United Methodist Church
2980 130th St. E. Dundas, 55019 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - March 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Little Prairie United Methodist Church
2980 130th St E Dundas, 55019 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Meadow Ridge Cemetery
1435 Willow St Faribault, 55021 Get Directions

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