internet from Cedar Rapids Gazette obts; Published April 03, 2008
Opal M. Achenbach
Achenbach, Opal M.
Opal M. Achenbach, 93, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Vinton, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Integris South West Medical Center in Oklahoma City after an extended illness. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Family Center in Vinton... Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg.
Opal was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Cedar Rapids, to Ralph and Laura (Clark) Averill. She graduated from McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids. On Aug. 4, 1931, she married Lloyd J. Achenbach at Rock Island, Ill.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn (Ken) Willits of Oklahoma City; her eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Helen Lutz of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Linda Northland and Judy Achenbach; two brothers, Earl and Bill DeNio; and one sister, Bernice Strait.
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