William “Bill” Boettger
August 8, 1934 – December 12, 2021
Born during a record-breaking Iowa heat spell on the same land he and his beloved wife, Barb, continued to farm throughout his life.
Preceded in death by wife, Barbara; parents, Walter Boettger and Aileen Boettger Hynes (Martin); second spouse, Joyce Bua Boettger; siblings, Walter D. Boettger and Virginia Bowman (Bill); brother-in-law, Gerald Schnitker; son-in-law, Dr. D.R. Owen; and great-grandchildren: Henry Nihsen, Clare and Lily Owen.
Survived by children: Barbara Owen (Jeanie), Steven Boettger (Jana) and Patricia Boettger; grandchildren: Robert Owen (Erin), Laurie Owen, Dustin Nihsen (Sarah), Adriana Augustine(Chad), Kurt Boettger (Melissa), Kyle Boettger (Jaimie Stober); great-grandchildren: Bailey Postlewait (Dakota), Taylor Nihsen, Gavin Bruck, William Nihsen, Ricardo Soto, Ava Owen, Jack Augustine, Azlynn Nihsen, Maya Boettger, Etta Augustine, David Soto; great-great-grandchild, Dawson Postlewait; sisters-in-law, Carolyne Boettger, Janice Schnitker Gilsdorf (Jack); many nephews, nieces and friends.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Wednesday December 29th at 12pm at C.G. Therkildsen Center, 706 Victoria Street, Harlan, Iowa, with lunch to follow. Private interment at later date.
Family understands current health concerns may prevent attendance, thank-you for contributing to Bill’s story and keeping us in your thoughts.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Methodist Hospital Foundation, 8701 West Dodge Road, Suite 450, Omaha NE, 68114 https://methodisthospitalfoundation.org/donate-today or charity of choice in Bill’s name.