John (Jack) Akins, age 84, passed peacefully Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at his home in Plymouth.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth.
Jack grew up on the family farm at Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School in 1953. He received an engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, and eventually returned to run the family farm for many years.
After selling the farm, he moved to Minneapolis and worked in the financial services industry before retiring.
Jack is survived by his wife, Phyllis Burdette; and children: Mark Akins, Steven Akins, Chad Akins, Heidi Akins, Dawn Eby, Amy Akins, Sherry Solstad, and stepsons, Chad and Scott Burdette.