Lanette Sonntag Acker of Allen, Texas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 15, 2012 at the age of 59. Lanette lost her five year battle against ovarian cancer, but won the victory as she rests in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her inspiration and will to fight gave her the extra time needed to see her two beautiful grandchildren. Lanette inspired all of us with her strength and tremendous faith in the Lord. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Allen. Lanette was born November 24, 1952 to James C. and Nola M. (Walden) Sonntag in McKinney, Texas. She married Robert “Bob” Acker on September 21, 1974 in Allen. Lanette worked for Caplinger Heating and Air Conditioning for nineteen years.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Acker of Allen; son Bobby Acker, wife Lori, and granddaughter Avery of Frisco; son Justin Acker, wife Jackie, and grandson Gavin of Allen; sister Kathy (Acker) Wake and brother-in-law Tom Wake of Allen; nieces Shana Sanders and Amber Wake; nephew Aaron Wake of Allen; cousin Cheryl Coxwell and her children Colton and Mikala of McKinney and a number of other loving relatives and friends.
Lanette was preceded in death by her parents, James C. “J.C.” and Nola Mae Sonntag.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Allen, 201 E. McDermott Drive, Allen, Texas 75002 with Rev. Chad Selph officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.
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