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.