Fred E. “Fritz” Achterberg, 71, of Pardeeville, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Columbus Community Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born November 18, 1946 in Portage, the son of Clifford and Joyce (Sander) Achterberg. He graduated from Portage High School in 1964. Fritz was employed at Hill Chevrolet in Portage. He then worked in construction with Madsen and Findorff starting as a laborer then retiring as a yard foreman. Fritz was an avid hunter and hobby farmer. He also was very active with the Elks Club in Portage.
He survived by his two children Fred Achterberg (Jessica Heiser) and Amy Hansen, two siblings Wayne Achterberg, Sr., and Judy Achterberg and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sandy.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 6 from 5 to 8 PM at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville. Visitation will also be held Saturday, September 7 from 10 to 11 AM with interment and graveside services following at Oak Grove Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at the funeral home.The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Beahm, Jenny and Shaun Jerome Family and all staff at Columbus Community Hospital for their care and compassion.