Ron was born on May 15, 1949, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Alexander and Beatrice (Andersen) Achtziger. He served in The US Army in the Medic Unit during Vietnam and continued in the medical field as a RN after being honorably discharged.
Ron and his wife, Anna, moved to Sundance in 2005, and Ron began the life he always wanted. His dream was to always have a life on the range with horses and other animals to care for. His kind heart was his most valued asset whether helping a neighbor or herding cattle, the sparkle in his beautiful blue eyes would shine through.
Survivors include his wife, Anna of Sundance; his daughter, Kelly (Scott) Polston of California; grandsons, Evertt, Aidian, Rhys and Cary; sisters, Becky (Steve) Bowen and Vicky (Dale) Buchholz, both of Lincoln, Nebraska.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Masonic Temple Lodge #9 (611 Cleveland Street) in Sundance. A reception will follow from 1 to 3 p.m. at Flannigan’s Irish Pub in Spearfish with refreshments, Guinness and stories of Ron to share.
Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com