Lester Dean Boettger
January 29, 1937 - September 04, 2021
Lester Dean Boettger was born on January 29, 1937, to John and Elsie (Finneran) Boettger on the family farm near Denison. He was baptized and later confirmed in his faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Les attended country school during his elementary years and he graduated from Denison High School. Les enlisted in the Iowa National Guard and honorably served his country. Les was united in marriage to Frances Dorale on February 9, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Les farmed his entire life near Denison until he retired in 1999. He was part owner at B&B Garage in Manilla. After his brother, Jack, passed away, he and his three brothers ran the Jo Mart Steakhouse in Denison. Les also worked as a crop insurance adjuster.
Les loved to go coon hunting every winter. He never missed an opportunity to give someone a hard time, especially when it came to International tractors and trucks. He enjoyed playing card games with their neighbors, especially Schafkopf. Les and Frances played on a bowling league for many years. Spending time with family was important to Les. He enjoyed watching his daughter and granddaughter show horses. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play ball. Les and Frances cherished traveling the country, especially their annual trips to Las Vegas. They always enjoyed cruises together.
Les passed away on September 4, 2021, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of 84 years, seven months and six days.
Les was preceded in death by his parents; son: Allan Boettger; and four brothers: Hugo, Ray, Art and Jack Boettger. He is survived by his wife: Frances Boettger of Denison; children: Larry (Jane) Boettger, Diane (Tim) Goslar, and Patricia (Doug) Davis all of Denison; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
A private funeral service will be held at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Interment with military honors will be held at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens. Memorials may be directed to the family.