Barbara L. Achterberg

Barbara L. Achterberg (nee Schaefer), 69, of Horicon, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1939, in Oconto, to the late Oscar and Christine (nee Krumpos) Schaefer. On June 16, 1962, Barbara was united in marriage to Donald Achterberg at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend. Donald preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1991.

Barbara worked at Serigraph for 10 years in the finishing department. She was an avid member of the Silver Stampers Club and the Red Hatters Society. Barbara enjoyed traveling and going on trips with tour groups. She was a member of Pilgrim Evalgelical Lutheran Church where the Rev. Joseph Fisher and the Rev. Christopher Raffa served as her pastors.

She is survived by her two children, Timm (Missy) Achterberg of Horicon and Todd Achterberg of West Bend; one brother, Joseph Schaefer of Ephrata, Wash.; other relatives and many friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald.

A memorial service in remembrance of Barbara will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, with the Rev. Joseph Fisher officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place in Washington County Memorial Park. Cremation took place at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service.

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