Kurt D. Ackerman, 58, of Southington, passed away on June 3, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Kuebler) Ackerman.
Kurt was born on April 1, 1963 in Jasper, the son of Frances A. (Schulte) Ackerman and the late Vincent Ackerman.
He was a graduate of Jasper High School in 1981 and the University of Evansville in 1985 with a BS in communications. Kurt had worked for ABC Channel 7 in Evansville for three years. He then worked for CBS WJBK in Detroit, Mich. for eight years. Currently, he has been with ESPN in Bristol for the past 25 years as the director of Sports Center, NASCAR, NBA and First Take.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by his two sons, Andrew and David Ackerman, both of Southington; his sister, Karen and her husband, Randy, Caldermeyer of Stendal; brother, Keith Ackerman of Jasper; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. Southington, CT. Burial will follow at South End Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 4 to 8 pm. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington, CT
Memorial donations may be made in Kurt’s memory to your local house of worship or your local humane society or Yale-Smilow Cancer Hospital, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.
For online condolences and directions please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com.
His funeral service will be TribuCast and can be attended remotely via link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/8491486786.