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Mavis L. Boettcher, 83

Sep 25, 2011

Mavis Boettcher

Blue Earth – Mavis L. Boettcher, age 83, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held Sept. 19, 2011, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dale Kohrs officiated. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Elmore.

Mavis was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Faribault County, the daughter of Ohmer and Frieda (Schanzenbach) Gust. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth area where she was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was married to Raymond E. Boettcher on Aug. 8, 1946, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The couple farmed in Elmore Township for many years and Mavis was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore. She was active in the Ladies Aide and was secretary of the St. John’s Cemetery Association for many years. She enjoyed baking, various crafting projects, traveling in the U.S. and to Germany, and time spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Mavis is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Dr. Ardon) Crandall, of Rochester, Peggy (Robert) Benjamin, of Blue Earth, and Jane (Jon) Stevermer, of Sun Prairie, Wis.; son, Robert (Nitah) Boettcher, of Blue Earth; sisters, Jean Johnson, of Montezuma, Iowa, and Joyce (Duane) Ehrich, of Blue Earth; half-sister, Genevieve Kershaw, of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1994; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com