Dale Achatz

Dale Eugene Achatz

Thursday, September 5th, 1935 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Longtime Alamosa resident Dale Eugene Achatz, 84, passed away surrounded by family January 16, 2020 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.

Dale was the only child to Albert Frank Achatz and Eunice Olivia Bradley Achatz. He was born on September 5, 1935 in Alamosa, Colorado. Dale was united in marriage to Yvonne Jeanette Henson on October 26, 1957 in Alamosa, she preceded him in death on December 14, 2019.

Dale’s working career began at an early age as he learned to weld for Alamosa Welding Works. He then entered the United States Army where he served for two years and was honorably discharged. After marrying his wife Yvonne, he took a job with the Colorado Department of Transportation and worked his way up to Senior Shop Foreman and held this position until his retirement.

Dale was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Alamosa Elks’ Lodge BPOE 1297, the VFW Post 899 and the Last Squad through the VFW, and the Del Monte Gun Club, where he served as a past officer and was currently on the Board of Directors.

Dale was a mechanic and master fabricator and could fix and build just about anything.

He is survived by his children, Mike (Lindsay) Achatz, Lori Achatz-Garcia, Alan (Peggy) Achatz and Russell Achatz, his grandchildren, Kristi (Trevor) Driggs, Tiffany Garcia, Christopher (LaDonna) Achatz and Jessica Achatz, his great grandchildren, Greyson Driggs and Nathan Achatz; as well as his loving dog “Candy”.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Yvonne J. Achatz.

Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Committal services will follow the Mass at the Alamosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the San Luis Valley Health Foundation and may be made in care of the funeral home office.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and remarks for Dale’s family, please visit
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    726 3rd Street
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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    Father Uju Patrick Okeahialam, CSSp
  • Interment

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 11:30am
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    2200 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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Carol (Ortiz) Redding

Posted at 12:51pm
The Achatz Family,
I was so sad to learn of the loss of both your Mom and Dad. It is so hard to lose a parent at any age and especially in such a short period of time. Sincerely, Carol (Ortiz) Redding

Peggy Curto

Posted at 07:41pm
We are so sorry for your loss. We have many happy memories of your Dad and your Mom. May God bless and comfort all of you.
Love and sympathy from Mike and Peggy Curto


Debbie Ward Marquez

Posted at 11:45pm
I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad and your Mom. I was able to see and speak to them both in October. I will forever be grateful for that. Your Mom did so much for my Dad baking him cookies which he loved. She checked on him almost every day to make sure he was okay. She watched his house when he came to Denver taking in his mail and papers and placing them so careful on the counter. She even sorted them from bills to junk mail. When people talk about having good neighbors I tell of your Mom and what a great neighbor and person she was. My last conversation with your Dad was funny and I was so happy he remembered me. They will never be forgotten in our family. Our prayers go out to you all .
Debbie Ward Marquez

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