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