Dorothy Boettcher, 1932-2018

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Memorial services for Dorothy M. Boettcher of Albert Lea will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Bonnerup Funeral Service chapel in Albert Lea. The Rev. J. Ed Komoszewski will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the chapel. Interment at a later date will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Dorothy Boettcher

Dorothy died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at her home in Albert Lea. She was 86.

Dorothy was born April 19, 1932, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Chester and Rena (Rasmusson) Jorgenson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and received her licensed practical nurse degree following nurses training.

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Dorothy was united in marriage to George E. Boettcher in 1948. They had two children and adopted Kevin, making it a family of five.

Dorothy worked at a variety of jobs, but her love of nursing motivated her to be employed at Fountain Centers, Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea and St. John’s Lutheran Community. She enjoyed volunteer work and served on the board for the American Red Cross and volunteered for hospice, making lifelong friends. She was an excellent nurse, homemaker, artist, lover of animals and was known for her homemade fried donuts. She loved bowling, walks in the woods and spending time with her grandchildren. She was affectionately called Grandma Great.

Dorothy is survived by her children Georgia (John) Komoszewski of Albert Lea and Dana (Joan) Boettcher of Prior Lake; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Boettcher, of Eagan; grandchildren J. Ed (Shelley) Komoszewski, Brea (Brad) Gabriel, Brandon (Christine) Boettcher, Jim Anthony (Christen) Komoszewski, Travis (Kristen) Boettcher and Tyler Boettcher; and great-grandchildren include Kaia Gabriel, Caden Gabriel, Aria Boettcher, Bryce Boettcher, Ciara Boettcher, Eliana Komoszewski, Katie Komoszewski, Caleb Komoszewski and Emily Komoszewski.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son, Kevin; and siblings Bernard Jorgenson, Howard Jorgenson, Gene Jorgenson and Lloyd Jorgenson; and sister, Helen Allen.