July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010 10:00AM Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, July 9, 2010 4 - 8pm
Michael Lee “Mike” Boettcher, 65 of Urbana, passed away, Sunday, July 4, 2010 in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
He was born November, 29 1944 in Los Angeles, CA. He was a 1962 graduate of Urbana High School. Mike served his country in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Combat Unit. After his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, he attended Northern Arizona University; where he played football and received the Most Valuable Player and Division I – AA All American honors.
After returning to Urbana, he played men’s fast pitch softball for Grimes Manufacturing and the Ohio Caverns Cavemen.
Mike was an outstanding athlete and received many awards and accomplishments including; induction into the Hall of Fame of Fast Pitch Softball on June 1, 1991 and was a power lifting champion.
He was a supervisor at Navistar and was a sales manager at Bobby Fisher Distributing. For several years, Mike was an assistant football coach at Urbana High School and volunteered with the weight lifting program.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Chris Boettcher, his son, Levi M. Boettcher; his mother, Betty J. Boettcher Faulkner of Urbana, his brothers, Tracy Boettcher of Urbana & Brad A. (Cindy) Boettcher of Ft. Wayne, IN; his mother and father-in-law, Floyd and Connie Mangus, his brother-in-law, Jamie Mangus & his son, Seth all of Urbana, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Mike is preceded in death by his Father, Spencer A. Boettcher
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, 235 Miami St., Urbana, Ohio. Mike’s wishes were for those attending to wear, Harley Davidson, OSU or UHS Football attire. Funeral services to celebrate Mike’s life, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in the funeral home with the Pastors, Rev. Dan Leiker & Rev. Tony Pena. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers, Dick Cordial, Glenn Anderson, Lex Andrews, Bob Bricker, David Nash and Bill Huffman; honorary pall bearers, Mike Hannigan, Steve Maier and The Urbana High School football team. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Pearce Kerns Post 120. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to the Urbana High School Athletic Department 500 Washington Avenue Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.