Joan Louise Achter, 83, of Pevely died Jan. 8, 2021, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Missouri. Mrs. Achter was a longtime school nurse for the Dunklin R-5 School District and member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pevely. She was born Jan. 23, 1937, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Levona (Schaefer) and Lewis Meyer.
She is survived by her husband: Donald W. Achter; a daughter, Judy (Michael) Fischer of Pevely; a son, James (Debbie) Achter of Pevely; five grandchildren: Drew (Kelly) and Cody Achter and Kaitlyn, Adam and Emily Fischer; and a great-grandson: Hayden Achter.
She was preceded in death by a sister: Marilyn (the late Reinhardt) Zimmermann.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home, 9115 Commercial Blvd., Pevely and will continue from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 Central Ave., Pevely, immediately followed by funeral services officiated by Pastor Bryan Roberts. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pevely. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Pevely or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Homes.