Rita Marie Boettcher, 90
Rita Boettcher, age 90 of Antigo, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center.
Rita was born on September 19, 1925 to the late Frank and Rose (Sensenbrenner) Wolter.
Rita was a graduate of the Antigo High School.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Boettcher on May 4, 1946 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar. He preceded her in death on January 24, 2015. The couple owned and operated Boettcher’s Bar for many years. Rita was a member of the Langlade County Tavern League.
Rita was a faithful and active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar and was a member of St. Peter Ladies Aid and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Rita enjoyed time spent at the cabin at Three Lakes fishing and being with her family and friends.
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 Boettcher of Santa Fe, TX; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; her sisters Lorraine Buck and Audrey Artz; a half-sister Diane Bunck , half-brothers Jack Wolter, Jim Wolter and Mike Wolter .
In addition to her husband and parents Rita was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a grandson Kurt Hoerman; her step-mother Esther Wolter; brothers Herbert, Donald and Glendon; sisters Verna Drucks and Phyllis Petts; a half-sister Mary Ellen Kavanaugh; her father-in-law and mother-in-law Harold and Edith Boettcher and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Clifford and Patricia Boettcher.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar. Reverend Donald Engebretson will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home and on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Interment will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rita’s name.