Richard L. "Dick" Achey

Jul 10, 2019
Achey, Richard news


A family led memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday July 19th, 2019 at Church of Christ 632 2nd street Rochester, Minnesota 55902


Memorials may be directed to Hands of Compassion 840 West Center Street Rochester, MN, 55902.


Richard L. “Dick” Achey, 76 of Waterloo, died Wednesday July 10, 2019 at his home. He was born on June 24, 1943 in Waterloo, the son of Robert L. and Litha B. (Bagby) Achey. He graduated from Waterloo East High School with the class of 1961 and received his bachelor’s degree from Hyles-Anderson Baptist College in Crown Point, Indiana. He married Nira Anne Hazlet on August 18, 1963 in Waterloo.

Dick was the Pastor at Ridgeway Bethel Baptist Church in Waterloo where he had served his congregation since 1982. Dick treasured time he spent with family especially on trips to their cabin in Ely, Minnesota.

Survivors include: his wife Nira of Waterloo; two daughters, Karen Achey, and Linda (Steven) Swisher both of Waterloo; and three grandchildren Nathaniel, Nicholas, and Ashlee Swisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother James Achey.

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  1. Greg Deitrick | Jul 16, 2019

    I’m sure gonna miss seeing Dick on the mail route.Dick, Nira and family have always been so nice to me. Condolences from Greg and Wendy Deitrick and family


  2. Bob and Sandy Loper | Jul 13, 2019
    All of us are saddenedsaddened to hear of the homegoing of your dear father.  May God comfort and bless you in these days.  Thank God for heaven!
  3. Linda McF-Schuler | Jul 12, 2019

    From the McFadden families (who were friends with the Hazlet families over the years, since far back in time... 1950s etc)-- sincere condolence for your loss.

    --Linda McFadden-Schuler

  4. Eleanor Fink Gibson | Jul 12, 2019

    My condolences to Richard's Family.  He was a classmate


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