Irene Rosella Marie (Ackerman) Deschner, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit.

She was born July 20, 1922, in Rexford, to Henry and Henrietta (Rall) Ackerman. She was a 1940 graduate of Sheridan County High School.

She married Ernest Deschner Oct. 15, 1944, at Zion Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death. In 1942, she moved to Beloit, where she was employed as a laboratory/X-ray technician at the Beloit Community Hospital. Later the couple operated and owned their farming business for 50 years.

Survivors include three children and spouses, Dennis and Carola Deschner, Phillipsburg, Jean and Walter Wesselowski, Hays, and Dr. Marilyn and John Buchheister, Kitty Hawk, N.C.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, a brother, Robert Ackerman and wife, Alice, Park; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Ackerman, Beloit. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Allen Deschner; three brothers, Gilbert Ackerman and wife, Norma, Carl Ackerman and wife, Janese, and Richard Ackerman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Roberts Family Funeral Home, Beloit.

Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation in care of the funeral home.

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