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Ervin J. Achman(1923 - 2013)

Ervin J. Achman, 89

New Ulm, formerly of Avon

March 2, 1923 ~ February 2, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Avon for Ervin J. Achman, age 89, of New Ulm and formerly of Avon. Ervin passed away February 2 at the Heritage House of Milaca. Interment will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Ervin was born March 2, 1923 in Avon, Minnesota to Joseph and Dora (Meyer) Achman. He graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a Bombardier on a B-17. He returned and graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College in 1948. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado A & M in 1955. He taught Industrial Arts for one year in Brewster and then for 33 years in New Ulm. He retired in 1982. He was a life member of the National Education Association and was a member of the American Legion.

Ervin enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a perfectionist with his woodworking.

Ervin married Eileen Hofmann on August 16, 1952 in Albany, together they had nine children. He is survived by his children Joe (Lori) Achman of New Ulm, Shari (Steve) Franta of New Ulm, Charles (Paula) Achman of New Ulm, Maria (Kris) Schneeberg of New Ulm, Anna (Steve) Upton of Bloomington, Margie (Rick) Corcoran of New Ulm, Robert Achman of New Ulm, Raymond Achman of Brainerd, and Lee Achman of Waseca, 18 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and siblings Arthur, Harold, Lawrence, Dorothy, Alice, Jean and Harriet.

Memorials are preferred to the American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 4, 2013
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