Harry E. “Junior” Akright, 80, of La Crescent, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born March 14, 1924, in Viroqua, Wis., to Harry V. and Frances (Frohock) Akright.
He married Eileen E. Stoltz on Dec. 18, 1948, in La Crosse. Harry was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, La Crosse.
In addition to his wife, Eileen, he is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Akright of Viroqua; a son, Dan Akright of Maplewood, Minn.; a grandson, Michael Akright of Maplewood; one sister, Patricia (Rich) Limberg of La Crosse; four brothers, Bill (Donna) Akright of Mesa, Ariz., Charles (Diane) Akright of Carrollton, Texas, Jim (Elaine) Akright of La Crosse and Philip Akright of La Crosse; a sister-in-law, Rita Akright of La Crosse; as well as many nieces and nephews. A brother, Jack Akright, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Donald Iliff will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until time of services.