Robert Akens Obituary

Robert Neil Akens
Robert Neil Akens

April 25, 1952 - September 10, 2019
Born in South Bend, Indiana
Resided in Wasilla, Alaska


Robert (Bob) N. Akens passed away in his home in Wasilla, Alaska on September 10, 2019. Service will be held in South Bend, IN at St. Joseph Funeral Home on Sunday, September 29th at 1:00 pm.

Bob was born on April 25, 1952 in South Bend, Indiana.

Bob's Alma Maters are St. Joseph High School and the University of Iowa. He worked as an elementary school teacher in Iowa and Alaska from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. Bob was a talented photographer and gardener and enjoyed woodworking and playing with the newest technologies. He had a kind and generous heart and will be missed by those who knew him.

He is survived by his siblings John “Jim” Akens, Kenneth Akens, and Susan Akens; his children Celena Akens, Briana (Jonathan) Harned, Robert Akens; and grandson Charlie Harned. He was preceded in death by his parents Marian K Akens-Mackin and John J. Akens and wife Marsha Voigt Akens.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the March of Dimes or the American Cancer Society.

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Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Alaska
1306 E 74th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States 99518