Millie Van Acker, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Lutheran Living in Muscatine. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Service of Muscatine. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Millie. Online condolences may be left at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Mildred Isabelle Buffington was born November 2, 1942 in Muscatine, the daughter of Reid and Lula (Hill) Buffington. She was united in marriage to Dean Van Acker on November 9, 1979 in Muscatine. Millie worked at the Calendar Factory in Washington and was a bus driver for Columbus Community Schools. Later she helped her husband at Iowa Carbonic Inc. Millie retired as the secretary from Weight Watchers after many years. She was a member of Mulford Church, Samaritan's Purse and a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. Millie enjoyed traveling, having been to Alaska and Europe several times, taking care of her gardens and most of all, spending time with her family.
Mildred will be deeply missed by her husband, Dean Van Acker of Muscatine; children, Scott Westfall of Columbus Junction, William (Sue) Westfall of St. Robert’s MO, Luke (Monica) Westfall of Eldridge, step-son, Robert (Elizabeth) Van Acker of Fruitland; grandchildren, Amanda, Alex, Dan, Katie, Austin, Nic, Zoey, Bella, Gary, Ryan, Maria, Isabelle and Lacey; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Les (Patricia) Buffington of Buffalo and Keith (Linda) Buffington of Alton, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alan, Darryl, Paul and Benny Buffington and sisters, Judy Wise, Carolyn Weilbrenner and Virginia Barrick.