Richard “Rooster” Achenbach, 60, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Oct. 15 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was 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.
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; and seven grandchildren. 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.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family.
Please leave an online condolence for the family at www.cedarmemorial.com  under obituaries.