Richard Emil Boettger

Richard Emil Boettger age 86, of Springfield, MN died on June 19, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield. Service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 am. The clergy will be Pastor David G. Fretham. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Richard Emil Boettger was born on September 18, 1936 to Rudolph and Rose (Krueger) Boettger in Springfield, MN. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1955 and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a helicopter mechanic. On November 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Alice Schultz in Springfield. Richard farmed and worked at various Allis Chalmers and automotive dealers. He also worked as a courier for the Springfield Medical Center. Richard was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Springfield American Legion.

He is survived by his children – Roger (Nancy) Boettger of Morgan, Greg (Amy) Boettger of Springfield, Todd (Mary) Boettger of Owatonna, and Mark Boettger of Springfield; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife in April of 2017; sister Phyllis (John) Hawthorne; and brother Harold (Bernice) Boettger.