Ida Akerland Helped to start church

July 18, 1992

Services for Ida Akerland, a charter member of the Unitarian Church of Anne Arundel County, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church in Annapolis.

Mrs. Akerland, who was 76, died July 11 of liver disease at her home there.

The former Ida Browne was born in Hudson, Mass., and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She moved to Annapolis in the 1950s with her husband, Gustave J. Akerland, an Air Force officer who directed a Navy research center there. Retiring as a colonel, he became a member of the Annapolis City Council and died in 1981 while serving temporarily as mayor.

For several years in the 1960s, the couple lived in Bangkok, Thailand.

In 1980, Mrs. Akerland received an associate's degree from Anne Arundel Community College. In 1984, she graduated from Bowie State University with a bachelor's degree.

She is survived by a son, Charles Frederick Akerland of New York City; and five sisters, Barbara Dillon of Phoenix, Ariz., Natalie Hime of Rockford, Ill., and Florence Bowlby, Betsy Huff and Claire Bohachek, all of Dayton.

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