Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Obituary: Rodney Allen Boettcher


February 6, 2002

A memorial service for Rodney Allen "Hot Rod" Boettcher, 35, Edwardsville, will be at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 2002, at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 82nd Street and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., followed by visitation.

Private inurnment is planned at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Boettcher died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., from injuries he received on the job. He was born Nov. 26, 1966, in Elgin, Ill.

He was a member and board member of the New Hope Christian Fellowship in Kansas City, Kan., where he also was a Sunday school teacher.

Mr. Boettcher was a journeyman and troubleshooter for KCP&L and KCPL for the past 13 years. He was a 1985 graduate of Turner High School, and he had attended Kansas State University. He participated in the annual International Lineman's Rodeo, was an avid tennis player and enjoyed all sports.

Survivors include a daughter, Erica Boettcher, Merriam; twin brothers, Terry Boettcher, Owensville, Mo., and Larry Boettcher, St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Mary Kane, Kansas City, Kan.; and his father, Dennis Boettcher, Lawrence.

Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, handled arrangements.

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