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Arden Franklin Achenbach
November 30, 1921 – April 26, 2004
Arden Franklin Achenbach (Artie) 82, died Monday April 26, 2004 in University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic, Iowa City of complications from a traffic accident that happened on Thursday, April 22, 2004. His family was with him when he passed away.
Services will be 1:30 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2004 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Anamosa by the Rev. Jerry Egel. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday April 30, 2004 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa.
Survivors include his wife Carlyn and three sons, their wives and grandchildren. Gary and Jean Achenbach of Boone and their children, Brent (Julie), Sara and Brian; Carl and Mary Achenbach of Anamosa, Christi and Daniel; Randy and Rhonda Achenbach of Monticello, Rochelle and Reed. Two great grandchildren, Jordyn and Bryce Achenbach, children of Brent and Julie Achenbach of Woodward. Two sisters, Helen (Lee) Hobel of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Jean (Dean) Rekemeyer of Anamosa. Two brothers, (Abe) Alvin (Jeanette) Achenbach of Cedar Rapids and Allen (Tom) Achenbach of Anamosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother , (Fuzz) Vernon Achenbach and two sisters, Joyce Steele and Darlene Achenbach; a sister-in-law, Colleen Achenbach and brother-in-law, Don Steele.
Arden Franklin Achenbach was born, the son of Abner and Alice Schlampp Achenbach on November 30, 1921 in Cedar Bluffs, Iowa. On June 6, 1946 in Anamosa he was united in marriage to Carlyn Barnes. They would be married for 58 years on June 6 of this year.
Arden served in the US Amy Air Corps during WWII from Nov. 27, 1942 to Oct. 30, 1945. He was a former mayor of Morley and served many years on the Morley Volunteer Fire Department.He belonged the Knight of Pythias for over 50 years and he was a member of the American Legion Arthur McCullough Post No: 13 of Anamosa for over 50 years.
Soon after marriage, Arden owned and operated the DX filling station in Morley, as well as owned and drove a school bus for the Morley Consolidated School. Starting in 1952 he owned and operated the Arden Achenbach Livestock Trucking Business for over 40 years. He built up his trucking business and took great pride in serving his loyal customers. During later years he weighed livestock at the Anamosa Livestock Auction and Mechanicsville Sale Barn.
Arden especially enjoyed time that he spent with his good friend Eli Shada and playing cards with his friends at the Fawn Creek Country Club. Arden was the first livestock trucker to be inducted in the Jones County Cattleman Associations Hall of Fame in 2003. Hell be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Military rites will be performed. Memorials donations may be made to the American Heart Association and to the Anamosa Public Library

Submitted by: Richard Harrison
Source: Goettsch Funeral Home

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