David James Achtemeier, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed peacefully in his Lake Hallie, WI, home on August 31, 2021, at age 55.
Dave was born on May 23, 1966, in Marshalltown Iowa and graduated Chippewa Falls High School in 1984. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College where he earned a degree in Police Science. Dave went on to work in loss prevention for many years before moving to Kenosha, WI to work with his brother as a kick-ass lighting designer.
Dave married Heather Vieaux (Ohm) in 1994 and they shared 19 years together. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing baseball, and singing, whether it was karaoke, his barbershop quartet, in his church choir or belting it out at home.
Dave was diagnosed with MS in 2001. Despite his physical constraints, he maintained his sense of humor, was a passionate Vikings and Twins fan, rocked out to all his favorite music and loved those around him endlessly. He enjoyed his Wednesday Night Trivia with his friend Ron Woodruff and was a frequent Trivia Champion. Dave had amazing caretakers including his brother Jeff, friend Evan, and his entire Hospice team.
Dave is survived by his two daughters, Marquette Achtemeier and Jensyn Dzierzanowski (RJ); his siblings, Michelle Thomas (Dan), Steve Achtemeier (Karen), and Jeff Achtemeier (Tammy); his grandson, Dashiell; and many nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his mother, Judith Shilts (Walsh); father, Norman Achtemeier; and brother-in-law, Brian Rhinehart.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona. Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. at the Celebration of Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National MS Society online at https://www.nationalmssociety.org.
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Published by Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center on Sep. 25, 2021.