Lois Carol Boettcher, age 72, of Isanti died December 29, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and will live eternally with the Lord. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 5th at Strike Life Tributes in CAMBRIDGE. A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until the service at 6:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. The service will be live streamed and available for 60 days. Click for livestream service.
Lois was a born with a gift of caring for animals, she was honest, fair, and a supportive shoulder to lean on for many.
Love and devotion to horses directed much of her path in life. In her youth she spent much of her time riding, she was active in her saddle club and Isanti County 4H, she participated in the very first MN State 4H Horse Show. After marriage, she trained, gave riding lessons, showed quarter horses and trail rode across the state. As a parent, she became a supportive show mom, she led the horse project in Isanti County for many years. When the kids grew, Lois found many adventures in trail riding, especially loving experiences in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Lois, with Wayne and their family, owned and operated BMW Stables for the last 20 years. More recently Lois took an active role in Minnesota Western Heritage and the Isanti County Mini Horse project, especially proud of the first Mini Horse State Show last fall. Her love of horses lead her to touch and have influence on many people throughout her years.
Lois Carol Boettcher was born April 13, 1949, in Braham, Minnesota to Raymond and Evelyn (Johnson) VanAlstine. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1967. In 1969 Lois married Craig Mattson and they had two children, Charles and Jami. For many years Lois was a beautician with a shop in her home, she also drove school bus, and worked at VanPro, but most of all she was a devoted and unconditional mother who loved her kids fiercely. On December 9, 2000 she married Wayne Boettcher, gained another son and together they converted the Boettcher farm to a horse boarding operation.
Lois, age 72, of Isanti died December 29, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and will live eternally with the Lord.
She is loved and remembered by her husband, Wayne; children, Charles Mattson, Jami (Jason) Wilking, and Shane (Stacey) Boettcher; brother, Eugene (Shari) VanAlstine; grandchildren, Reiley and Cyrus Mattson, Clay, Reese and Cullen Wilking, Brooke and Wyatt Boettcher; many other relatives, friends, her dogs and horses.
Jen Bunker says
Lois was the support and generous person I know. I had the privilege of being the first boarder at BMW Stables and I have many great memories with Lois and Wayne. Lois will be dearly missed and my heart is broken that she is gone. I hope she was greeted by a herd of horses, especially Niki, Penny and Richard, and most of all her beloved dogs Bo, Dottie and Jesse! This is not goodbye, but see you in the next life in Heaven. ❤️💔
Tracy Walfoort says
I always considered Lois a favorite cousin. As a baby sitter to Chuck and Jaimi, I always loved visiting with her. My first cowboy boots (which I still have) were given to me for taking care of the kids at the 7 day run in Wadena. She had a big part in my getting Beanut’s Peanut, my first quarter horse. To all of you who feel this loss, my deepest sympathies. I will treasure memories of her.
Vern and Betty Schlipp says
Our deepest sympathy to Wayne and the family with the loss of Lois. The Lord gained an angel to watch over the heavenly horses and the loved ones that have gone before. God’s Blessings to all of you. Vern and Betty Schlipp
Thinking about you all! Her smile will be missed by many!
Pam Evans says
Coming to BMW felt like coming home to family. The family has lost it’s mother, grandmother and mentor. Continuing to be like a family in this difficult time will be a challenge but hopefully one we can all strive to honor Lou’s and support her personal family through. Live and comfort to you all.
Larry Peterson says
So sorry to hear of Lois passing. Prayers for all during this time.
Marnie Guthrie says
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to all.
Mary Whalin says
I am so sorry to hear of this very sad loss. Lois was my dear friend from HS and we had many harmless fun adventures. I will miss her so much.
I have just arrived for one month in Florida with 2 of my older sisters so will have to miss the Memorial Service tomorrow- which I greatly regret.
My sympathies are with you, Wayne and all of your family.
Robert Benes says
Wayne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know it takes a great partnership to make us who we are. By all measures you and Lois had that kind of partnership.
Our heart felt condolences go out to you and your intire family.