Erick Boettcher


Erick Edward ‘Bear’ Boettcher, age 41 of Ellsworth died October 14th, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Erick was born on April 28, 1980 in Winona, Minnesota; the son of Lori Schlosstein Boettcher and Gary Boettcher. He was raised in Prescott where he attended school. Erick was self-employed the majority of his life working in construction and home siding. He had a big heart and was a magnet to kids. They loved playing with him as he himself was just a big kid! Most recently, he found love with Nicole Stenger. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Wild fan. He enjoyed fishing, whether catfish or panfish. He enjoyed making others smile and playing games, like Rick and Morty Monopoly; which is how he met Nicole.

He will remain in the hearts of his children Trystin, Kacie, Lincoln; parents Lori Boettcher, Gary Boettcher; siblings Dawn Benway, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ (Tim) Zeien, Lee Boettcher, Kayla Boettcher; as well as his nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Erick will be 1PM, October 30th at Abundant Life Church in River Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to thr service at church. Memorials are preferred for the family. Funeral and cremation services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of River Falls.

October 27, 2021