Loretta Calnan Acker, March 28, 2010, in her home in Hinsdale, surrounded by her family. She was 90 years old. She is survived by her beloved children Ann Acker, Laurence (Nancy, nee Hartigan) Acker and Mary Margaret (Jerome J.) Klingenberger, her cherished grandchildren, Laurence W. (Anne, nee Palmitier) Acker, Molly Acker (Fiance, Anthony Galbo), Charles Klingenberger and Robert Klingenberger. She was the proud aunt of many nieces and nephews, especially Carol Collins (Edward M) Hogan and Dr. John (Jacqueline) Collins. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years Laurence C. Acker, her parents John J. and Agnes (nee O'Connor) Calnan, her sister Mary Calnan Collins and infant twin sons, Michael and Joseph. She was a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady and Mundelein College, and she attended Chicago Teachers College. After teaching in Washington State and California as a bride during World War II, she spent much of her adult life in the South Shore area, St. Philip Neri Parish, and devoted her energies to her family, her church and her community. She faced a long and difficult illness with courage, assisted by her faithful caregiver, Salvador Canlas. Profoundly wise, exceptionally beautiful, brave and loyal, she will live on in the hearts of the people who love her. A Memorial Visitation will be held, Saturday, April 10th 9:00am until time of Mass 10:00am at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 411 S. Clay, Hinsdale. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fr. Malachy Dooley, O.P. Annual Fund, c/o Fenwick High School, 505 W. Washington, Oak Park, IL 60302 or Hinsdale Hospital Foundation in support of the hospital modernization, 15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Suite 212, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Arrangements by Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 630-968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com
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Published in Southeast DuPage Suburban Life on April 1, 2010