Tony A. Achmann, 62

obit-Achmann-ATony A. Achmann, a resident of Upsala, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at the Upsala Recreation Building in Upsala, Saturday, April 20. The family will be wearing red in honor of Tony.
Tony was born Feb. 7, 1951, in Avon to the late John and Laura (Nielsen) Achmann. He grew up and attended school in Avon until the eighth grade and graduated from Tech High School in St. Cloud, with the class of 1969. After graduation, he furthered his education at the St. Cloud Vocational School learning the trade to become a machinist. Tony was united in marriage to Darlene Feld July 17, 1971, in St. Joseph. The couple lived in Sartell for five years and then they relocated to Upsala, where they have made their home. Upon moving to Upsala, Tony and Darlene farmed for several years and later opened Tony’s Tool and Cutter Machine Shop. Tony loved the challenges at the machine shop, the bigger the challenge the more he loved his work. He was a member of the Albany Pioneer Club and his true passion in life was collecting and restoring antique tractors. Tony also enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and had a true love for life. He was always open and willing to give something a try at least once. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
Tony is survived by wife of 41 years, Darlene Achmann of Upsala; children, Lisa (Steve) Hansen of Upsala, Robyn Achmann of Stillwater and John (Kelly) Achmann of Upsala; grandchildren, Jenny (Matt) Peterson, Mat Hansen and Ella Achmann; brothers, John (Irma) Achmann of St. Wendall and Leon (Janice) Achmann of Avon.
Tony was preceded in death by parents, John and Laura Achmann.
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