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Obituaries

Obituaries

Erma H. Achterberg 1917 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Erma H. Achterberg, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Deshler, Neb.Mrs. Achterberg died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.She was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Friedensau, Neb., the daughter of Heinrich A. and Amelia Oltsen Thieme. She was baptized, confirmed and educated at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedensau.Mrs. Achterberg later became a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler. In 1991 she moved to Lawrence, where she lived at Presbyterian Manor and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was a longtime church and community volunteer.She married Fred Achterberg on April 21, 1938, in Friedensau. He died in 1978.Survivors include a son, Melvin Achterberg, Denton, Texas; a daughter, Kathryn Taylor, Olathe; a brother, Robert Thieme, Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Achterberg.