Carolyn Ackroyd

Print Obituary
Carolyn S. Ackroyd, nee Brosch, 77, of Swansea, IL, born February 8, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Carolyn retired from Scott Air Force Base as a communications management specialist.  She was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church.  She enjoyed playing video keno, loved to cook, go out to eat with family and friends, and was an avid reader.  She was a wonderful, generous and loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Wallace D. Ackroyd, whom she married April 24, 1986, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and who died on March 7, 2008; her mother, Mildred L., nee Mayeski, Brosch; her father, Edward Brosch; a brother, Raymond Brosch; maternal grandparents, John and Katie Mayeski; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Albert Brosch; and an uncle, Joe Mayeski.

She is survived by a son, John McGuire of Swansea, IL;
a granddaughter, Katie (Greg) Pingsterhaus of Aviston, IL;
and dear friends, Barbara, Terry and Karol, Jane, and Laverne.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


1 Comment on Carolyn Ackroyd

Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2018 at 12:02 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Ben Brown at 618 624-8007. If unable to reach either one, you may call our alternate, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.