Lt. Col. John N. Achor USAF

Lt. Col . John N. Achor USAF (retired)

February 27, 1934 – September 10, 2023

John Achor of Elkhorn, NE died Sunday, September 10, 2023, he was 89 years old. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Patricia (formerly Hendry); daughters, Kathy (Jim) Nicely of Edmond, OK, Karen (Tom) Edmisten of Norfolk, NE; son, Mark Achor of Clovis, NM; granddaughters, Emily and Katy Edmisten, Elizabeth (Zech) Blackburn, Mirelly Armendariz and Natalie Achor.  Lt. Col. Achor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 27, 1934, attended college there, and then entered the military. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1975, after twenty years of meritorious service.

In his career as a pilot, he accumulated over 4,000 flying hours and had a number of assignments in strategic reconnaissance programs in Alaska, Korea, Omaha, NE and Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon.

After his military retirement, he entered the real estate industry and later became a freelance computer instructor, community college instructor, and writer. His writing assignments appeared in a variety of local, national and international publications, and he also wrote a number of mystery and suspense novels. John also enjoyed writing timely and special letters to his children and grandchildren; keepsakes they will always cherish. He will be deeply missed.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 3:30 p.m. at the Omaha National Cemetery with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, The Josie Harper Residence, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE, 68124.


  • Sherry Wright Posted September 14, 2023 5:48 am

    I know John, a serious author and writer, from the Warrior Writers. I enjoy his writings, newsletters and his YouTube video..One of John last E mails to me, he spoke of how much he loved the Warriors and writing. Just a few weeks ago he attended our work shop by Zoom. He did not only TELL us how much he loved writing, he showed us.I am sure he left you lots of memories.

  • Aisling Gray Posted September 14, 2023 6:31 am

    My condolences to the family on this loss.

  • Dean E Hyde Posted September 14, 2023 7:00 am

    Miss you John

  • Wayne & Beverly Matthew Posted September 14, 2023 8:26 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss and our hearts and prayers are with the family.

  • Irma Balli Posted September 14, 2023 2:59 pm

    My prayers and condolences to the family

  • Mary Baker Posted September 16, 2023 2:11 pm

    John was a fellow zoomie and a great writer. He gave spice to our Warrior Writer groups- and will be missed. Much love and prayers to his family at this time of sorrow. Mary

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