Beatrice ‘Bea’ Elizabeth Boettcher

Nov. 24, 1920 - July 2, 2006

Beatrice "Bea" Elizabeth Boettcher of Waukesha died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at LindenGrove Health Care Center at age 85. Bea was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Columbus, the daughter of William and Rosemary (nee Wiedel) Kasper.

Bea loved children and was a preschool teacher with the Waukesha Parks and Recreation Department for 20 years, from 1963 to 1983. She was a member of St. William’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. Bea enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of her family.

Bea will be sadly missed by her sons, Jim (Georgianne) of Waukesha, Bill (Claudia) of Tempe, Ariz., and David (Kathy) of Oconomowoc; daughters, Jackie (Chris) Markussen of Eagle River and Amy Boettcher-Vandenbush of Waukesha; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Bing) Kasper of Fall River; and sisters, Rosella (Joe) Tiedt of Columbus, Carol Beck of Pardeeville, Barbara Schriver of Madison, Kathy (Bill) Kessenick of Columbus, Monica (John) Burke of Phillipsburg, N.J., Betty Monroe of Rhinelander, Margaret O’Rourke of Lancaster and Pat (Ralph) Gibson of Reedsburg. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bea was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald F. Boettcher, on March 27, 1990; sister, Marion Krupp; and brothers-in-law, Bob Beck, Cyril Monroe and John O’Rourke.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral Mass today, July 6, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. Leonard Barbian officiating.

Memorials in Bea’s name may be directed to LindenGrove Health Care Center, 425 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family of Bea would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the Season’s Hospice and LindenGrove and their entire staff for their loving care and concern.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.