|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1917|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 2007|
Dr. Hans Frederick Boettger 90, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, eleven days after the passing of his wife of 42 years, Jeanne. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, with the Rev. Bryan Thornburg officiating. The family will receive visitors 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Hans was born in Waco, Texas, the last survivor of six children born to the late Henry Edward and Freda (Altus) Boettger in Waco. Hans grew up during the Depression and managed to put himself through Baylor Medical School, graduating in the Class of '42. He began a career with the U.S. Army, entering service as a Captain and leaving as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. After active duty, Hans became a civil servant, worked as Director of the Fort Bend County Health Unit, and had a private practice. In 1970 he retired to his farm in West and lived there with Jeanne until just last month. Hans was quite a bright fellow who had a great appreciation for God, philosophy and the written word. He will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne, who passed away Dec. 17, 2007; and a son, Richard Frederick Boettger, in 1995.
Survivors include son, James Boettger and wife, Melinda, of Corpus Christi; daughter, Claire Boettger, of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Jay Pate, Matthew Pate and wife, Catherine, Tiana Hampton, Clint Pate and wife, Tina, Nick Pate and wife, Irina, Chris Pate and wife, Jennifer, Carey Pate and wife, Rena, Russell Pate and wife, Carol, Christine Pate and Grace Medrano; great-grandchildren, Presley Sue Pate, Gage Hampton, Amanda, Ashley and Allison Pate, Anthony Pate, and Lola, Seth, and Simon Pate; nephews, Johnny Cottenand and wife, Jeanie, of Corpus Christi, and Thomas Boettger and wife, Antoinette, of Crafton, Pa.; niece, Virginia Piatkowski, of Kingsville; step-sons, Dr. John W. Pate, Jr. and wife, Rhonda, of El Paso, Dr. William Bart Pate and wife, Cathy, of Ft. Worth, and Dr. Robert Thomas Mark Pate and wife, Margie, of Rocky Mount, N.C.; step-niece, Caroline Wilkinson and husband, John, of Woodway; and many other relatives and friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 12/30/2007...I2
Henry Edward Boettger (1876 - 1961)
Frieda Altus Boettger (1880 - 1974)
Era Jeanne Secrest Boettger (1917 - 2007)
Maintained by: Joshua Cotten
Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Dec 30, 2007
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