Flora B. Boettcher

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, for Flora B. Boettcher, age 88 of Mayer. Flora died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Flora was born Aug. 28, 1911, at Waconia Township, Carver County, Minn., the daughter of Herman and Bertha (Guethling) Jaekel. She was baptized Oct. 15, 1911, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, by the Rev. William Schneider; and confirmed by the same April 5, 1925.

On Jan. 26, 1930, Flora married Paul W. Boettcher at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, also by Rev. Schneider.

Flora was a past member of Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid. She liked to garden, take care of flowers, and do quilting. She also loved to play cards.

Flora helped her husband with custodial work at church, cemetery, and school.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Merlyn and Florence Boettcher of Mayer, and the Rev. Loren and Norma Boettcher of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Virgil Latzig of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Sue and Joe Wessbecker, Linda and Bruce Jenkins, Bruce and Jill Boettcher, Lori and Scott Murphy, Jenny and Jon Maetzold, the Rev. Mark Boettcher, Joel Boettcher, Hope and Steve Botwinski, Joy and Terry Meyer, Debra and Milan Yurek, Pam and Steve Fiecke, and Brian Latzig.

She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Joe, John, Melinda, Derek, Kelyn, Anne, Tracy, Jodi, Jason, Ryan, Brandon, and Krystal; great-great-grandson Kyle; sisters-in-law, Viola Jaekel of Carver, Adeline Bade of New Ulm; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Flora was preceded in death by her husband Paul; parents, Herman and Bertha Jaekel; sisters, Annie Scheuble, Lena Vollrath, Bertha Jenneke, Alma Verch, Dora Paul, Frieda Hatten; and brothers, Henry, Emil, Walter, Herbert, and Arthur Jaekel.

Funeral services were at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Peter A. Meier officiating. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer.

Casket bearers were Bruce Boettcher, Rev. Mark Boettcher, Joel Boettcher, Brian Latzig, Joe Wessbecker, and Jason Fiecke.

Visitation was at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, Thursday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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