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Delores J. Boettcher Obituary

Delores J. Boettcher

4-7 p.m., Friday at Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church

Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rural Lone Rock, Iowa
10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018
Pastor Thomas Cowell - Officiant

Lotts Creek Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Lone Rock, Iowa

Delores Jean Boettcher, the daughter of Norman and Esther (Christian) Finnestad was born August 25, 1934 on a farm near Fenton, Iowa. She passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Lakeside Lutheran Home at her assisted living apartment in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 83.

Delores was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew. She received her education and graduated from Fenton High School. She then attended Beauty School in Des Moines, Iowa.

On August 8, 1954 she was united in marriage to Wayne Boettcher. The couple moved to a farm south of Fenton in 1958 and farmed, raised milk cows, cattle, hogs, chickens and even some sheep. They moved in 1965 to the home place near Lotts Creek and continued farming. They retired from farming in 2005. During and after their retirement, they spent several weeks at Basket Lake Camp, Ontario, fishing with family and enjoying the company of friends they met up there. This family tradition of going to Canada for a fishing trip still lives on today.

Later in life they spent their summers at Hobo Park in Starbuck, Minnesota. Again they enjoyed fishing and the company of their many Starbuck friends. Her greatest pride was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lotts Creek where she taught Sunday School and was active in LWML.

Delores is survived by her children, Sherri (DuWayne) Luedtke of Lone Rock, Iowa; Dan (Peggy) Boettcher of Brimfield, Illinois; Lynette (Fay) Preston of Armstrong, Iowa; Bruce Boettcher of Des Moines, Iowa; and Mike (Judy) Boettcher of Fenton; grandchildren, Mandi (Jeremy) Holcomb; Dana Luedtke; Tera (Ben) Heyer; Chad (Tifani) Boettcher; Amy (Jeff) Sinder; Molly (Michael) Gilles; Jesse (Heather) Preston; Joel (Krisi) Preston; Paula (Tom) Ricke; Kelsey (Chris) Heffelfinger; Kaitlin Boettcher; Dalton (Stefanie) Boettcher; 23 great grandchildren; sisters, Joan Mueller and Marilyn Neary; brother, Craig Finnestad; special friends, David and Bev Berkland and several nieces and nephews.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robi Lynn; husband, Wayne; and twin brother, Duane.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Camp Okoboji or Lutheran Women Missionary League.

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