John Allen Boettcher
February 17, 1959 - October 14, 2021
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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…

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Bob Krueger left a message on January 4, 2022:
Sad news, just found out today (01/04/2022) as I have been off of work. John as a great guy and co-worker. Worked with john at Watlow and he was the Seco-Warwick service rep for one of our furnaces. Great guy, great work ethic, super positive attitude and a wild sense of humor. Good friend. Will miss him. Condolences and blessings to the family
Max "Guzzi" Old Bikers Moto Guzzi Club Pavia - Italia left a message on November 10, 2021:
Goodbye Guzzi biker friend, see you on the other side.
RALPH GLORIOSO left a message on October 26, 2021:
John and I never met, but he extended me a kindness about 10 years ago when he gave me a Moto Guzzi part I'd gladly have paid $60-$80 for. He took only the postage. It was enough to John that I needed something he had and didn't need. While John has always been highly regarded by his fellow Moto Guzzi owners, it is the man we respect and miss, because he was so decent to others.
Matthew Polhamus left a message on October 24, 2021:
John (Ratguzzi), you will be missed greatly. Your generosity, your knowledge, and iron butt have made you a legend in the Goose world. Now you will ride forever in the hearts and memories of not only your family, but your Wild Guzzi family. Ride on brother.
Anna left a message on October 24, 2021:
I feel so sorry, I fully know how it is to loose someone loved too early. Never is right time, but at some age it is more tragic, I lost my father and husband in so youg age. Unfortunately, similar way. I met John in Poland during his visits at SECO. I am purchasing person, so we had not too much deal in business, but because he was so open to people we found common way to talk and like each other. He told me once that I am as his little sister. I can not tell you - daughter Jen and family - that everything will be ok, it will not, you will miss John for the rest of your life, but please keep love and hope in your hearts that some day you will meet again. R.I.P. John.
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Tom Au left a message on October 23, 2021:
Aloha! Heartfelt condolences from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I never met JB but did run in some of the same circles during the summers going to the MGNOC National Rallies.
Chad Lewis left a message on October 23, 2021:
I don't need to tell anybody who new John, that he was a very good kind of human. I feel lucky to have know him, he will be missed. I wish for all of us, we would have had more time with him around.
Chris Collins left a message on October 20, 2021:
Met John twenty some years ago in Sturgis. He was just returning from his trip to Alaska. Got to ride with him a few times but found out quickly that I couldn't keep up. I needed to take short breaks at gas stops, he wouldn't even get off the bike getting gas and going. His philosophy was that he couldn't make miles if the wheels weren't turning. Bought a few bikes from him too. Sold the V7 Stone back to him. Still have the 2003 EV that powers my sidecar rig. Gonna miss that sparkle in his eye!
Tim Smith left a message on October 19, 2021:
God's Speed to this Guzzi guy ,,, we are so sorry for your loss Jennea & the Boettcher family ,,,, he will surely be missed
Cindy and Deon left a message on October 17, 2021:
Very sorry for your loss! Jen and Sue you are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Diane Stahl left a message on October 16, 2021:
My deepest sympathy to John's family. He was a great person and will be missed by so many. Ride In Paridise John
Mathew Musgrave left a message on October 16, 2021:
Please receive my deepest sympathy in the passing of John. I met him years ago at both the Wisconsin and Ohio Moto Guzzi Rallies. He typically didn't stay long as he would soon leave and again be 'on the road'. His long distance riding exploits and reputation for riding his ride were well known among Moto Guzzi riders and others. He truly loved to ride. My best wishes to all his family.
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