handdated unknown newspaper obit from Amanda Shafer collection
Patrick J. Boettger, Sr., 38, of 3020 Columbia St, died of a heart ailment Thursday at home. He had been ill ten months.
Mr. Boettger was born in Omaha, NE and lived in Des Moines 35 years.
He was a clerk at the State Liquor Store on Fifth Ave. He was a graduate of Dowling High School, attended Drake University, and was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Alice N., five daughters Chrystal, Marie, Joalice, Julie, & Dana, and three sons Patrick Jr, Michael, and Gaylin, all of Des Moines, and his mother Mrs Katharine Boettger, Ottumwa.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Caldwell-Brien Funeral Home with burial at Glendale Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.