William D. Achord
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William D. Achord (Bill), on
February 03, 2021, due to complications of Agent Orange.
Bill was born in Minden, NE, to Donald and Carol Claar Achord, and lived most of his young
life in Franklin, NE, before moving to Lincoln. He attended College View Academy, University
of NE, and pursued graduate studies in Social Psychology at the University of So CA.
Bill was a non-combatant medic in the Vietnam War 1969-71, 173rd Airborne Brigade. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
He is survived by his two sons, John Achord of Lincoln, and Samuel Achord and daughter-in-law
Julie with three grandsons August and twins Elliot and Albert of Copenhagen, Denmark; two
brothers, Tad Achord, and Kiff Achord and sister-in-law Sara and nephew David Achord and
niece Karmen Achord; sister-in-law Marilyn Achord and nieces Jennifer Rountree and Cynthia
Swarts, along with extended family members and friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Bill when it is possible for the family to be together.
The family so appreciates the love and support during this difficult time as well as the endless
assistance from the Veterans Association in Lincoln.
For condolences, please use the form below.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for William D. Achord
Sam and the rest of the Achord family — I was very sorry to read of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you! I know that losing a parent is never easy so I want you to know that I am thinking of you.
It is with shock and disbelief to hear of Bill’s passing! We attended College View Academy together, sang in a quartet together, and played sports together. Always friendly and quick with a smile or a laugh! U have my heart-felt codolences.