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Clark J. Boettcher

Clark J. Boettcher passed away peacefully on March 26 after a long battle at Verdugo Hills Hospital with his wife and son by his side.

Clark had been a resident of La Crescenta for most of his adult life. He was born on March 29, 1940 in Green Bay, Wis. to the late Ralph and Eleanor (Roeser) Boettcher. He graduated from East High School in Green Bay in 1958 and joined the Marines Corps shortly afterward and stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He married his high school sweetheart Janice Link on Oct. 29, 1960 in Las Vegas while still serving in the U.S. Marines.

Clark’s parents bought the Idle Hour Lounge in La Crescenta in 1961 and upon his dad’s passing in 1968 Clark began assisting his mother in the management of the Idle Hour.

He loved the horse races and spent a lot of his spare time at the race track. Some years later he bought a race horse and enjoyed that phase of his life immensely. He also enjoyed fishing and spent a good deal of time at his second home in Lake Arrowhead with family and friends.

Clark was well loved and highly respected by his family and friends. He was always there with a quick joke or to lend a helping hand to someone who may be in need. He was instrumental in the success of the Idle Hour with his outgoing personality and kind and giving heart.

Clark is survived by his wife of 50 years Janice; his son Brett (Ann); his two grandchildren, Kyle and Kelli Boettcher – all of La Crescenta; his sister Cheryl Duca Maughan; also of La Crescenta; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Eleanor Boettcher, and one brother, Fred Boettcher.

A celebration of life was held for Clark at the home of his friend Tom Dugan on Saturday, April 2 with many of his dearest friends attending.

Interment will be at Fort Howard Cemetery in Green Bay, Wis.

Crippen Mortuary Directors

1 Response for “Obituary”

  1. Wayne Dausey says:

    I finally found Clark’s obituary. I was looking in the wrong places for it.
    As I was saying in our phone conversation, I feel real bad that we never were able to hook up. I looked forward to doing it, but it was never to be.
    I have a lot of great memories of Clark when we attended Cathedral Grade School. Clark, Jerry King, and myself were practically inseparable during that time. Those will be times that will always be fond memories. He and Jerry did a lot to encourage me to get into playing football (A love for the game has never ceased since that time). We had championships in our 7th & 8th grade years…good way to start.
    We did stay in contact after grade school (Clark & Jerry went to East High and I went to Central Catholic). I moved to Upper Michigan during my sophomore year and we were still able to stay in contact for another few years. After 50 years we were able to re-connect again. That was a wonderful happening. Again, I’m just sad that we were not able to meet up again.
    I hope that the pain is somewhat eased. It will never fully go away. You had too much of a connection together. Please keep me informed as to when you might come to Green Bay. Kay and I would like to get together with you, if possible.

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