Robert worked along side his brother, Paul, for all of his career with his father, who owned Aker Masonry Contractors. Under his dad’s expertise, he became a skilled brick and rock mason and carried on the company after RB died in 1992.
His love of Parkville always was at the forefront of his mind. He was a serious collector of period memorabilia, including WW II, the Civil War, and a phonograph collection.
He loved photography and the outdoors and hiked in the general area extensively as well as in earlier years, bass fished at Riss Lake.
Robert also carried on his father’s tradition of the study and love of Ancient Native American Indian civilizations that were present in this part of the midwest. Robert as well as his sister and brother “hunted” arrowheads their entire lives. In addition, Robert extensively studied the ancient culture of the Hopewell Native American civilization in the Middle Woodland period, 100 BCE to 500 CE. He recently donated his collection as well as Paul’s collection of artifacts to be collectively added to the RB Aker artifact collection which is housed at the University of Kansas, Lawrence KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, RB and Mary Frances Aker and survivors include his siblings, Barbara Aker and Paul Aker.
Family and friends will gather to visit and celebrate Bob’s life from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. No formal service will be held. Urn placement will follow at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Parkville. Memorial Contributions are suggested to Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.