Julia B. Aschburger - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

December 5, 1917 - March 17, 2023

Julia (Bachmeier) Aschburger, of Richfield, MN peacefully on March 17, 2023 at the age of 105. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and 10 siblings. Julia was born December 5, 1917, on the family farm near Esmond, ND, to Dan and Theresa Bachmeier. She was the fifth of fourteen children. Her deep family values, Catholic faith and work ethic were evident in the way she lived her life.
Julia and Joe raised three children, Rochelle (Shelly) Kopp, Danville, CA; Jan (Dave) Olson, Stillwater, MN and Douglas Aschburger, Apple Valley, MN. Julia has five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Julia worked many years for Sears in Devil's Lake, ND and Sears on Lake Street, retiring at the age of 71. She loved sports, was quite a Twins fan. She was an avid bowler and golfed until age 96. Sewing, traveling, scouting, Church women's club activities, and seeing to her children and their education was her life. Neighborhood was also important: she and Joe were neighborhood watch" participants. Fr. Bernard Pfau, Julia's nephew and Godson, will be the officiant at her celebration of life.

Memorials are preferred to charity of your choice, Tasks Unlimited, Mpls., MN or Grace Hospice Mt. Olivet, Mpls, MN.


  1. Linda Schwab says:

    Jan, Shelly, Doug, and families,
    On behalf of the Helen Zarr Family, we want you all to know the you are all in our thoughts and prayers each day. She lived a full life in her 105 years. Mom would have wanted to spend more time with her being they were so close, but age and distance prevented that from happening. Now the Bachmeier Family is down to three. Thank you, especially Jan, for all the time and attention you gave your Mom. You will be rewarded some day. Take care and God love all of you.

  2. Ranae Belford Holody says:

    Julia was my best friends Mother and she was always kind and welcoming to me. She knew my dear Mother and family and I loved knowing she was still alive. Sending blessings to Shelly and the family. May Julia rest in peace!
    Love and Prayers, Ranae Belford Holody

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