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Memorial services for Charles Edward "Bud" Boettcher, 88, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Tammy Wooliver will officiate.
Mr. Boettcher passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Columbus, Nebraska, to Edward Julius and Mary Gertsch Boettcher.
He married Joan Christiansen Sept. 9, 1949. Bud was a former restaurant owner in Nebraska. He and his family moved to Ada in August 1963. He was employed as a district manager with Farm Bureau Insurance Co. from 1963 until his retirement in 1998. Bud was an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He served on the vestry, and for more than 20 years he tirelessly maintained the beautiful landscaping in the courtyard of the church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan of the home; three sons, Chris Boettcher and his wife, Donna, of Carrollton, Texas, Steven Boettcher of Tulsa and John Boettcher and his wife, Debi, of Ada; two daughters, Cathie Harding and Anne Gray, both of Ada; his eight grandchildren, Jordan Boettcher, Reed Boettcher and his wife, Gloria, David Boettcher and his wife, Ashley, Carol Kibodeaux and her husband, Kyle, Christy Henneke and her husband, Tyler, Chelsee Gray, Kaleigh Gray and Rylee Gray; and seven great-grandchildren, Isabell Boettcher, Lydia Boettcher, Cason Boettcher, Avery Boettcher, Madeline Kibodeaux, Katelyn Henneke and Garrett Henneke.
Published on December 22, 2017
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