John Allen Boettcher, 62 of Wonder Lake, IL passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 14th, 2021. John was born February 17th, 1959 in Chicago, IL to William and Helen (Leland) Boettcher. He is survived by his daughter, Jennea Boettcher and granddog Tank of Walworth, WI, ex-wife Susanne Boettcher of Walworth, WI, siblings Ken Boettcher (Paula) of Wonder Lake, IL, Diane Price (Tony) of Christopher, IL, Mark Boettcher (Kathy) of Spring Grove, IL, and Gina Gardner (Todd) of Holiday Hills, IL; and by many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his niece Katie Boettcher, father William Boettcher, mother Helen Boettcher, former father-in-law Ray Schumer, and dear friend Dave Marvin.
John grew up in Holiday Hills, IL and graduated in 1977 from McHenry West High School. A strong work ethic and natural skill in science, math, and mechanics paved the way for him to become a successful senior field service engineer for the past 17 years at Seco-Warwick. John had previously worked at Watlow in Richmond, IL and Marathon in McHenry, IL where he made many lasting friendships. For many years he also worked part time as a freelance photographer.
An experienced traveler for both work and recreation, John traveled the world on many different motorcycles, but primarily his 1976 Moto Guzzi Eldorado. His favorite musical artist was Bob Dylan and he also greatly enjoyed watching local blues musicians.
A visitation will be held at Justen Funeral Home 3700 Charles J. Miller Memorial HWY McHenry, IL on Sunday October 24th from 1pm to 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the charities Moto F.A.M. or McHenry County PADS.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For more information please contact the funeral home at 815.385.2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of John on his tribute wall.