Martin R. Achterberg, 89, of Lexington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington. He was born Feb. 18, 1923, south of Oconto, on the home place to Carl and Ida (Camin) Achterberg.
He attended school at rural District 217. Martin was married to Bonny Estergard April 12, 1956, at First Lutheran Church at Buffalo.
The couple farmed near Oconto until 2006, when they moved to Park Avenue Estates in Lexington. Martin enjoyed his life on the farm, planting the seeds in the spring and harvesting in the fall.
As he grew older, Martin looked forward to rides in the country and keeping track of the corn each season. Martin was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church at Buffalo.
Survivors include one brother, Melvin Achterberg of Oconto; one sister-in-law, Mary Achterberg of Amherst; three nephews, Dale (Cinda) Hladky of Cozad, Larry (Shelly) Achterberg of Amherst and Jason Achterberg of Amherst; two nieces, Sue (Leonard) May of Lexington, and Cleone Flandermayer of Evansville, Ind.; numerous grand-nephews and grand-nieces, extended family and friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonny; four brothers, Herman, Walter, Ben and John; and three sisters, Martha Winters, Lena Hladky and Anna Bihr.
Funeral services were Oct. 8, 2012, at First Lutheran Church at Buffalo with the Rev. Victor Rasmussen officiating. Burial was in Christ Lutheran Cemetery near Oconto. Memorials are suggested to The Lutheran Hour.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.Please forward online condolences to the Achterberg Family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 11, 2012