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Official Obituary of

Barry Trent Ackley

April 20, 1947 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Barry Ackley Obituary

Barry Trent Ackley, 76 of Staples passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at Essentia – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.  He was born April 20, 1947 in Sigourney, Iowa to Albert D. and Bernice V. (Bair) Ackley.  He graduated from Aitkin High School in 1965. He attended Minneapolis Community Technical College and later Staples Vo-Tech earning a degree in Tool and Die Design.  Barry lived in Staples and worked many different jobs during his life including small engine repair that he learned from his father.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, trapping, fishing and shooting.  He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Bernice Ackley.  Barry is survived by his brother and sister in law: Craig (Shelly) Ackley of Glen; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Jackie (Al) Midthun of Mora and Cindy (Gary) Raynor of Eagan; 10 nieces and nephews: Joe Midthun, Anna Gaffey, Katie Piecek, Levi, Isaac, Hannah and Sam Ackley, Josh, Julie and Ben Raynor; Many other special relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date with burial in Diamond Lake Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin.  To leave a message of condolence go to

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