INDEPENDENCE - Kenneth K. Ackerman, 105 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on July 23, 1908, in Galt, Iowa, the son of Peter and Minnie (Kahler) Ackerman. He graduated from high school in Dows, Iowa, and then earned his teaching certificate at the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. He finished a master's degree in School Administration at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. On August 5, 1936, he and the former Ida Marian Hiner were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She preceded him in death in 2007.