Gary L. Boettcher
Gary Lloyd Boettcher of Owatonna died October 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. A celebration of life is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Gary was born November 6, 1955 in Owatonna, the son of Clarence and Caroline (Newgard) Boettcher. He attended Owatonna High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1974. After high school Gary worked in Wyoming in the oil fields for several years. He returned to Owatonna in 2003 and went to work for the City of Owatonna in the Park and Rec. Department, retiring in 2016. In retirement, he worked for the State of Minnesota at the wayside rest area on I - 35 South. Gary’s life interests included carpentry and construction work, hunting, fishing, whittling and spending time with his friends and family. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, his generosity, quiet demeanor, patience, and his famous homemade sauerkraut which he shared with extended family and friends.
Gary will be missed by his mother Caroline (Herb) Sorenson of Owatonna; sister Cindy Oleson of Owatonna and stepbrother Mark Sorenson of Casper, WY; nephew Jon Oleson and niece Stephanie (Carlos) Flores; special great-niece and great-nephew Olivia and Christian Flores, all of Owatonna and a very close knit group of high school friends. Gary was preceded in death by his father Clarence Boettcher.