John W. Akre


(Sept. 27, 2010)

The Rev. John W. Akre, 73, of Billings, formerly of Kenyon, Minn., died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.

He ministered to many, always had a unique sense of humor, there were many anonymous accomplishments. He was an avid lover of sports and a fan to many.

He was the pastor at Hope Lutheran in Powell from 1970-'78.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Cora Akre. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Kathleen; children John M. (Beth Peloff), Jennifer (Ed) Rasmussen, Dan, Kaia (Kevin) Hillegass and Kirsten (Anthony Star) Akre; and the children's mother, Kate; brother Charles (Sharon); 11 grandchildren; two stepsons, Laine (Chris) Seppanen and Tyler Seppanen; close cousins, Betty Zanmiller and Brynhild Rowberg; and other relatives and countless friends.

He is loved and will be missed.

A memorial service was held in Billings.

Smith Funeral Chapel in Billings helped the family with arrangements.