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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert Frederick Achten 1929 - 2006 Lawrence

Services for Robert Frederick Achten, 76, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha.Mr. Achten died Monday, July 3, 2006, at his home.He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Topeka, the son of Harold and Virginia Bruner Achten.He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1947 and attended Kansas State University for a year before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1951. He served until 1953, earning two bronze stars.Mr. Achten farmed on his family's farm until 1985. He then worked for the JBN Telephone Co. until his retirement in 1997.He also was active in the American Legion in Wetmore and Lawrence, and the Granada Church of the Brethren. He also was involved with the Senior League at the Orchards Golf Course.Mr. Achten married Alice "Toni" Marson on May 8, 1954. She survives of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Melanie Manry and Betsy Paradies, both of Lawrence; a son, Curtis Achten, of South Riding, Va.; and three grandchildren.Memorials can be sent to Midland Hospice Care in care of the funeral home.