“Del” (Age 89) Grandpa was born on November 25, 1923 in Payette, ID to Arthur and Mabel Ackaret.
He passed away on January 26, 2013 in Spokane.
He was married to Virginia Kauren on August 4, 1950.
After 56 years of marriage Grandma preceded Grandpa in death in August of 2006.
Grandpa spent 80+ years in Spokane, working 21 years at the paper mill in Millwood, WA and retired from Holz fuel in Hillyard, WA.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and rodeos with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Grandpa is survived by four sons Roger, Wes, Wayne, and Gilbert; daughter and son-in-law Cecelia and David Schmaltz; grandchildren Jenni and Jason Spear, Jeff and Sarah Schmaltz, and Paul and Brynne Schmaltz; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Hannah, Trey, Becca and Evan all of Spokane.
Grandpa was preceded in death by his five younger brothers Bob, Harold, Clifford, Raymond and Leroy, and is survived by two sisters-in-law Henrietta and Bev Ackaret.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish, 5021 N Nelson Street, Spokane, WA 99217.