Allen Arthur Achterberg passed away Sept. 10 at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas after an extended illness. He was 50.
He was born in Seguin, Texas. Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Barbara (Koenig) and Herbert Gus Achterberg, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
He is survived by his sister, Katherine Achterberg; brother, Robert Achterberg and brother, David Achterberg; nieces Elaine Pereira (Wesley) and Barbara Achterberg and nephew Robert Achterberg Jr.; great nieces Lesley and Lilly and great nephews Christian and Robbie; Cousins Kenneth Hacker, Douglas Hacker and Carolyn Agado.
Allen graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1986. He taught for 25 years. He taught at KISD for five years and 20 years at DISD, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2007.
Allen was laid to rest on Sept. 14 in Seguin at the Achterberg Cemetery near Olmos.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 27, 2013.