Posted: July 14th, 2017

It is with broken hearts that the family of William “Bill” Boettcher announce his passing on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Sunnyside Care Centre. Bill was born on March 16, 1928 in Schuler, Alberta. He married his beloved Florence on April 23, 1952. Their early years together were spent farming and starting their family in Schuler before moving to Medicine Hat in 1963. It is here that Bill operated a Texaco service station for 10 years. In 1976, Bill began his employment at Medicine Hat College where he remained employed until his retirement in 1993. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Florence; his parents, Nathaniel and Martha; three brothers, Fred (Helen), John (Elsie), and Adolph in infancy; two sisters, Amelia (Emil) Christman and Ruth (Fred) Flaig; and two brothers-in-law, Elmer Hagg and Bill Fischer. Bill is survived by two daughters, Sandi (Mark) Kowalko of Calgary and Connie (Robert Pountney) Boettcher of Lacombe; ten grandchildren, Corey Copeland, Colette (Brad) Ross, Crystal (Brandon) Gaudio, Caleb (Triana) Kowalko, Lukas Kowalko, Hannah Kowalko, Danyel Kowalko, Simon Kowalko, Jackie Whitford, and Matthew Christiansen; five great-grandchildren, Anthony, Kalan, Keenan, Lachlan, and Isla; two sisters, Emma Hagg and Mary Fischer; one brother-in-law, Elmer (Lilly) Muller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, Sunnyside Care Centre, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial gifts in Bill’s memory may be made to The Gideons International, Suite 177, 1415 – 28 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8P9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bill Boettcher. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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