He was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Jerico Springs, Mo., son of Albert G. L. and Rosa Schultz Boettcher. He and Corine L. Palisch were married Sept. 15, 1946.
He was co-owner/operator of Boettcher Brothers Garage for 40 years. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna and Concordia Men's Club. Boettcher was former Sunday school teacher and member of the Frohna Fire Deptartment. He was the chief for many years of American Legion Post 133, VFW Post 4282. He served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jim Boettcher of Minneapolis; three daughters, Charlotte Morgan of St. Louis, Dianne Essig of Orlando, Fla., and Lori Roth of Oak Ridge; two brothers, Cornelius Boettcher of Frohna, Albert Boettcher Jr. of Altenburg, Mo.; two sisters, Gertrude Stoffregen of Chicago, Luella Sigrist of Marco Island, Fla.; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a grandson.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, with the Rev. Steven Dressler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military graveside service provided by American Legion Post 133.