Phyllis J Boettcher

May 6, 1934 - June 4, 2020
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Phyllis' Obituary

Phyllis Jean (Hagenlock) Boettcher, 86, of Custer and Ipswich, SD, passed away June 4, 2020, at her residence in Ipswich, SD. 

Phyllis was born May 6, 1934, in Seneca, SD, to Paul and Theresa (Gogolin) Hagenlock.  The family included a sister, Jean Akers.  They moved to the Black Hills in 1935.  Phyllis attended Custer schools and graduated in 1952.  She attended Central Business College in Denver, CO.   Over the years she was employed at Ben Franklins, Paul’s Shoe and Western Wear, Ranch Market and Black Hills Ordnance Depot in Igloo, SD. 

Phyllis married Charles Boettcher on September 5, 1954, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Custer, and was a member of that church. Through the years she enjoyed being a Brownie Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader and 4-H Leader.  She enjoyed community activities which included voting polls and taking census, family geneaology, photography and needlework crafts. 

Phyllis’ survivors include her sons, Brian Boettcher of Ipswich; Sam Boettcher of Custer; six grandchildren, Chad; Lyndsi; Morgan; Kaden; Kamryn; Danette; five great grandchildren, Quinn; Elliot; Clark; Abel; Alexis; sister, Jean Akers; niece, Adele Lerch; sister in law Dee Ann Scheurer and Dee Ann’s daughter, Melissa, both of Olive Branch, MS. 

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, Charles Boettcher. 

Committal services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Custer Cemetery in Custer, SD with Pastor Lynn Wilson officiating. 

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer, SD.

Committal Service

Custer Cemetery
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