Our beloved Kerri Elizabeth Beiers Achir passed away unexpectedly on May 14th, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia where she lived. She was born on July 24th, 1961 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to mother Susan Reiche Beiers and father Jan Corliss Beiers (Iin Beiers). She is survived by her parents, and her beloved husband Andi Achir of Jakarta, and his family, along with sisters Kim Beiers and Kris (Stewart) Beiers Shimmin; nieces and nephews, Daniel Dougherty, Alex Dougherty and Jeanne (Kevin) Dougherty Grams and Isabelle (Adam Hanson) Dougherty, Gabriel (Kaitlyn Synder) Shimmin and Ariana Shimmin; great nephews, Trey and Dalton Dougherty; great niece, Emma Dougherty; aunts and uncles, Barb (Jerry) Beiers, Tina (Kathy Heltzer) Welsh, Marlys Siegel and Kathy Beiers and many, many dear friends.
After spending her earlier childhood years in the United States, living with her family in Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Connecticut and Texas, she moved with her family to Lagos, Nigeria, where she attended the American International School, followed by boarding school in Regina, Saskatchewan. She then moved with her family to Jakarta, Indonesia, where she graduated from the Jakarta International School in 1980. She then graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), and made Duluth her home. Following her dreams, she then worked in fashion in Beverly Hills at I Magnin. Moving back to Duluth, she worked for a time as an interior decorator at Abalan’s of Duluth. Eventually, she moved back to Jakarta as she loved it there so much. Kerri married her beloved husband, Andi Achir, in 2013 in Jakarta. She lived a happy life in both Jakarta and in Balikpapan working in relocation services as well as in interior design, including several hotels in Jakarta. She had a catering business, owned and managed restaurants, as well as her own beauty products online shop. She was an avid baker and cook, and supplied many with beautiful, delicious creations ranging from handmade chocolates and cakes to full meals and events. During covid isolation, she created her own YouTube channel, Num Num Gourmet, which showcases many of her favorite recipes. She was an avid business woman and entrepreneur, supporting herself as a single woman in one of the largest per capita muslim countries in the world for many years. She was full of incredible dreams and plans for the years to come. In her most recent project and dream, she just finished creating a website and was participating in the project development to sell property in Borneo, foreseeing the need when the capital Jakarta moves to Borneo.
Visitation: Monday, June 6th, 2022 from 5-7 pm at Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 East 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55805, 218-727-3555. Visitation will continue at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1710 E. Superior Street, Duluth, 55812, from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022.
(Memorials may be sent to Wildwoods, 4009 West Arrowhead Road, Duluth, MN 55811, website: www.wildwoodsrehab.org; and/or Animal Allies of Duluth, 4006 Airport Road, Duluth, MN 55811, website: www.animalallies.net, Thank you!) The Funeral Service will be live streamed at this link:https://youtu.be/yNVVEaAQpnw