Breiton Scott Ackerman, four-year-old son of Brad and Beth Ackerman, of rural Alton, is presumed to have passed away on Sunday, May 22, in a drowning accident in rural Alton.
There will be a memorial service on Friday, May 27, at 2:00pm, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. David Heilman will officiate. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, in the fellowship hall of the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Breiton was born on July 10, 2000, in Orange City, the son of Brad and Beth (De Jong) Ackerman. He was raised in rural Alton and attended Orange City Headstart and Covenant Kids Preschool. He was a baptized member of the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City.
Breiten loved being outdoors with his dad and playing with his classmates and cousins. His favorite outdoor activities were riding a four-wheeler, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed playing farm, especially with his toy horses. He was often referred to as B or Daddy's Melon Head.
Breiton's favorite shirt was his monkey muscle shirt, which was a sleeveless t-shirt that matched one of his dad's shirts. He and his cousin, Zachary, shared a favorite saying, He did it!
Survivors include his parents, three sisters, Roslyn, Cassandra Cassie, and Sara, all at home; grandparents, Dennis and Gloria Vander Plaats, of Sioux Center; and Glenn and Jacqueline De Jong, of Alton; several great-grandparents, a great-great-grandmother; and uncles, aunts, and cousins, Tim and Pam Ackerman, Katelyn, Samuel, and Maggie; Dan and Denise Vander Plaats, Ben and Emma; Dustin and Betsy Vander Plaats; Nathan and Shawna Vander Plaats; Josh and Amanda Vander Plaats; David and Michelle Kremers, Justin, Ashley, and Connor; and Scott and Erica De Jong, Zachary and Brooke.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bud Ackerman, Jr., and a cousin, Allie Rae De Jong.
Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church special fund at any of the Orange City banks.