Richard “Rooster” Achenbach

Posted October 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm


June 16, 1953 – Oct. 11, 2013

Richard “Rooster” Achenbach, 60, of Cedar Rapids passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

Rooster was born on June 16, 1953, to Leland and Nadine Duffield Achenbach in Cedar Rapids. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Solon American Legion Post 460 and the VFW Post 788 in Cedar Rapids. Rooster was a truck driver for GSTC and most currently Croell Redi-Mix in Cedar Rapids. Rooster will always be remembered for his fun-loving spirit and his love of socializing. He enjoyed fishing in Canada, traveling and taking vacations. Rooster was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Cowboys, Hawkeyes, and Cubs.

He is survived by his mother, Nadine Achenbach of Anamosa; son, Jason Achenbach and daughter, Devin (Nick) Larrimore, both of Cedar Rapids; son, Lucas (Courtney) of Oklahoma; siblings, Jim (Sandi) Achenbach and Brenda Tritle; seven grandchildren, Tenley, Mary, Cade, Anna, David, Stephen, and Noah. Also surviving is his special companion of 18 years, Karen Boddicker, and her five children; eight stepchildren; and many loving grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Rooster was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

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