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Marie A. Boettcher Feb. 25, 1919 - Oct. 22, 2009

WILLMAR -- Marie Alma Boettcher, 90, of Willmar, died Thursday at Anoka Care Center.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and for one hour before the service at the church.

She was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Grafton, Ohio, to William and Anna (Hippen) Bongs. In 1922, the family moved to Raymond where she attended school.

She married Arnold Boettcher on Sept. 18, 1940, in Raymond and they lived in Willmar. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where she delivered sermon tapes and bulletins to shut-ins, babysat for Christian Women Organization and was a member of the Martha Guild and Senior Silver Ages. She was a member of the Willmar Senior Citizens. She entered Rice Care Center in March and moved to Anoka Care Center in June.

She is survived by her children: Roger (and Barree) Boettcher of Andover, Douglas (and Doreen) Boettcher of Spring Lake Park, Dennis (and Rita) Boettcher of Owatonna and Sharalyn (and John) Pfaff of Elk River; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings: William (and Vonda) Bongs of Brainerd, Gertrude Heida of Raymond and Verna Jydstrup of Raymond.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, one great-grandson and three sisters.