Dorothy M. Achterberg

Dorothy M. Achterberg, 90, of Van Dyne, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital.

She was born on August 3, 1930, at home in the Town of Eldorado, the daughter of Harvey and Edna Nitschke.  On September 16, 1950, she married Ivan G. Achterberg, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nekimi.  He preceded her in death on April 9, 2006. Dorothy enjoyed her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her home and farming with the family.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail (Steven) Schmuhl of Fond du Lac, her sons: Allen (Cecelia) Achterberg of North Fond du Lac, and David (Shelley) Achterberg of Van Dyne; nine grandchildren: Melanie (Robert) Bailey of Denver, CO, Patrick (Rachel) Schmuhl of Arpin, WI, Kristy (Richard) Schwindt of Gresham, OR, Jeanie (Kory) Van Asten of Green Bay, Trica (Tim) Sielaff of North Fond du Lac, Shane (Anissa) Achterberg of Black Creek, Joseph, John and Lindsey Achterberg all of Van Dyne; thirteen great grandchildren, her sister Arleen Potratz of Oshkosh, her brothers: Donald (Betty) Nitschke of Eldorado and Roger (Janice) Nitschke of Oshkosh; sisters-in-law: Rona Beduhn, Mary Hemminghaus and Kathleen Achterberg all of Oshkosh.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ivan, her sons: Gary and Thomas Achterberg, Sisters and brothers-in-law: Carl Potratz, Ronald “Bud” Beduhn, Carl Heminghaus, Elroy Achterberg, Arnold and Pricilla Carpenter, Clarence “Bud” and Lila Schultz.

VISITATION: Friends may call from 12:00 – 2:00 PM on Monday, January 4, 2020 at Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.

SERVICE:  Private funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 4, 2020, at Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory, with Chaplain Karen Kraus officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Nekimi.

Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, 920-921-4420