Keith Ackerman

Aug. 20, 1958 – Sept. 7, 2010

Keith Ackerman, 52, of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Linda, and his son, Kyle Ackerman of Waukesha. He is also survived by his mother, Jill (stepfather Walter) of Venice, Fla.; brother, Scott Ackerman of Venice; sister, Heather (Michael) Cosky of Atlanta; mother-in-law, Rose Popanz of Englewood, Fla.; brother-in-law, Mike Popanz of Englewood; sisters-in-law, Angie of Albermarle, N.C., and Dawn Shaw of Sarasota, Fla.; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Keith is preceded in death by his father, Richard Ackerman.

Keith was born in Venice on Aug. 20, 1958, to Richard and Jacqueline Ackerman. He graduated from Venice High School and then went on to graduate from Florida State University. After graduation, Keith and Linda lived in Tallahassee, Fla., and then moved to the Lake Country area 15 years ago. Keith has worked in the software business for his entire career, and for the past 15 years for Software One, where he was a mentor, a leader and a friend who has inspired many associates along the way. In Keith’s spare time, he loved being an avid amateur photographer. He was a passionate gardener, a certified storm watcher and was a sand hill crane watcher/counter.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. celebration of Keith’s life Saturday, Sept. 11, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc.

Memorials are suggested to the National Crane Society,

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit

Keith was a very loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all.