Kenneth Eugene Boettcher, lifelong Antigo resident, died at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation on Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was 89 years old.
He was born July 1, 1925, son of the late Harold and Edith (Graves) Boettcher. He married Rita Wolter on May 4, 1946 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar. She survives and resides in Antigo.
Along with his wife, he owned and operated Boettcher’s Bar for many years. He was active in the Tavern League, serving as president of the Langlade County Tavern League, vice president of the central zone of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, and director of the Fifth District.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed time spent at the cottage at Three Lakes. He especially loved moose hunting.
Mr. Boettcher was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran in Polar.
In addition to his wife, Rita Boettcher, survivors include 3 daughters, Lois (Clarence) Guralski of Schofield, Rosalie (Pete) Wolf of Antigo, and Elaine (Tom) Schmidli of Kewaunee; 4 sons, Eugene (Barbara) Boettcher of Antigo, James (Pam) Boettcher of New Franken, Ronald (Luanne) Boettcher of Antigo, and David (Treasure) Boettcher of Santa Fe, TX; 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Boettcher was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; his brother Clifford and sister-in-law Pat Boettcher; and a grandson, Kurt Hoerman.