|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1946|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1987|
DAVENPORT ~ Arthur A. Boettcher Jr., 40, of Davenport died
Saturday at his home.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Davenport with the Revs. John Nellessen and C.J. Willis officiating. Burial with
military rites by the Davenport American Legion will be in the Blue Hill Cemetery at Blue Hill.
Mr. Boettcher was the owner and operator of the meat processing plant in Davenport. He was treated for extensive burns a few years ago after an attic fire at the plant.
He was an honorary member of the Davenport Fire Department, American Legion and VFW.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara of Davenport; three daughters, Jamie,Heidi and Lindsey, all at home; his
mother, Violet of Blue Hill; and three brothers, Alvin of Plains, Mont., Gale of Alliance and Wilbert Niemeyer of Hutchinson, Kan.
Memorials may be given to the family.
The Urbauer Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of
Hastings Tribune March 31, 1987.
The funeral for Arthur A. Boettcher, jr., was Thursday, April 2, at the United Methodist Church, Davenport. Known as "Boettcher The Butcher," he died March 28.
He was employed in several different occupations after his high school graduation, but always returned to meat cutting.
May 30, 1977, his dream was fulfilled by being able to own his own locker plant.
Aug. 21, 1978, he was severely burned in a fire in the attic of the locker. Two other men, Fred and Brownie, were severely burned also. Boettcher was burned over 79 percent of his body, with 55 percent being third degree burns. He was hospitalized for six months in the St. Elizabeth Hospital Burn and Trauma Unit, Lincoln.
In April of 1981, he suffered his first massive heart attack. He suffered his second heart attack in December, 1985, and a permanent pacemaker was implanted at that time.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughters, Jamie, Heidi and Lindsey, all of Davenport; mother, Violet Boettcher, Blue Hill, brothers, Alvin Boettcher of Plains, Mont., Gale Boettcher of Alliance and Wilbert Niemeyer of Hutchinson, Kan.; and his grandmother, Freida Alberts, Bladen.
The Rev. John Nellessen and the Rev. C.J. Willis officiated at the services and interment and military rites by the Davenport American Legion, were in the Blue Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m. The Urbauer Funeral Home of (sic) arrangements.
Superior Express, Thursday, April 16, 1987
Arthur A. Boettcher (1911 - 1979)
Violet M. Alberts Boettcher (1922 - 2011)
Barbara Sanford Smith (1947 - 2010)
Blue Hill Cemetery
Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Record added: Feb 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48403735