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James R. "Jim" Akin

James R. James R. “Jim” Akin, age 66, died on Tuesday January 1, 2019 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community-Bramlage House, Manhattan, Kansas.

He was born on February 22, 1952 in Marysville, Kansas the son of Charles R. and Dorothy M. (Worthington) Akin. Following his completion of his degree from Manhattan Vo-Tech, he worked as a printer for McCall Pattern Company for over 30 years.

Jim was united in marriage to Elizabeth Roberts on December 29, 1973 in Manhattan, KS. This union was blessed with a son: Jacob.

In his younger years, Jim enjoyed hunting, muzzle loading/black powder gatherings and fishing, especially at the tubes. He also liked going on long car rides and watching his beloved Steelers. Above all, he loved being with his family, most of all, his grandson Kole and attending his sporting activities.

Survivors include his wife: Elizabeth of the home; son: Jacob Akin and his wife Marcy of Manhattan, KS; grandson: Kole of Manhattan; sisters: Linda Walter of Macks Creek, MO, Barb Younkin of Clay Center, KS and Beverly Beard of Canyon Lake, Texas, along with many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Monday January 7, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas with Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Blue Rapids, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Program at Meadowlark Hills in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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