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Trudy Boettcher

October 17, 1943 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 74)

Trudy Boettcher, 74, of Wausau passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born October 17, 1943 in Wausau to the late Rudolph and Dorothea (Glenzer) Heyer.  Trudy grew up in Wausau and graduated from Wausau High School.  For many years she worked in the cleaning department at Wausau Homes and later for Howard Johnsons.  On August 19, 1967, Trudy married Steven Boettcher at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau.  For many years they were members of the Wausau Deaf Club.  Trudy and Steven were instrumental in forming deaf ministry at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church.  Trudy enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and cooking for her family.  She was an excellent seamstress making clothes for her  children, Tania and Shane.  Trudy was also a gifted artist specializing in oil paintings.  In her younger years, she loved family camping trips and taking care of her cat.  If Trudy wasn’t backing the Pack, she was cheering on the Wausau East Lumberjacks.

She is survived by her husband, Steven of Wausau, daughter, Tania (Robin) Mittelsteadt of Merrill and son, Shane (Jennifer) and their children, Cole and Caitlyn of Mason.  Trudy was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Heyer.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2018 at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church, 3010 Eagle Ave.  Rev. Tim Swanson and Rev. Bill Knack will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood.  Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.  You may sign our family guest book at

Memorials may be directed to the Rib Mountain Deaf Lutheran Church, 3010 Eagle Ave., Wausau, 54401.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Colonial Manor for all the care and kindness they gave Trudy and our family during her stay. 

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