Jane Carol (Gainer) Akerlund

Born: Tue., Jun. 9, 1936
Died: Wed., Sep. 19, 2018


Family to do services at later date


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Jane Carol (Gainer) Akerlund of Divide, CO, formerly of Ashland IL, passed away after a short illness on September 19, 2018 at the Cripple Creek Care Center in Cripple Creek, CO. Jane was born on June 9, 1936 to Alma and William (Don) Gainer in Pekin, IL.  She married Carl Normal Akerland on August 31, 1956 and together they owned and operated the Gainer/Akerland Funeral Home in Ashland, IL.  Norm, Jane and family moved to Colorado in 1981.  Jane was married to Norm for 38 years until his death in 1994.  

Jane loved the mountains and living in her home among the aspen and wildlife.  She was an adventurer, skydiving, rafting the grand canyon and all of her travels.  She filled her bucket of bucket list over and over.  She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren.

Jane is survived by her children: Carol (Jim) Brouillard; David Akerlund, Chris Akerlund and Lisa Akerland; her Grandchildren: Brent and Katie Brouillard, Michael & Derek Akerlund, Mckenzie Akerland.

The family will hold a private celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Sandra Holte
   Posted Mon September 24, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't seen Jane in a while, but she was always a very special person & I will miss her. How sad.
Sandra Holte

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