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Floyd Leslie Boettcher Jr

August 2, 1941 — January 7, 2024

Floyd L. Boettcher Jr, 82, of Wesley Chapel, FL, formerly of Duluth, died Sunday, January 7, 2024 in Wesley Chapel with family by his side. Floyd was born on August 2, 1941 in Grand Rapids, MN to Floyd and Dorothy Boettcher. He attended schools in Warba, MN and Grand Rapids. Following high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in Germany from 1959 to 1962. Floyd’s work career started with the Corp of Engineers in Duluth and then to the Environmental Protection Agency, retiring in 2001 as  Captain of a Great Lakes Research vessel.

Floyd was active with the Lester Park Hockey Association, their annual fundraising smelt fry at Lester River and was a member of the original tournament committee with the Spirit of Duluth youth hockey tournament, which just held its 47th tournament.

He was a member of the Lakeside Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies and AAD Temple Shrine and its Clown Unit where he was affectionately known as “Bubbles the Clown” at the Shrine Circus in Duluth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bette Juusola; a nephew, Steven Juusola.

Floyd is survived by his two children, Shelly (Kam) Haddad of Lutz, FL and Mark (Barb) Boettcher of Duluth; a sister, Sharon Thompson of Floodwood; mother of his children, Marilyn Boettcher of Lutz, FL; grandchildren, Adam (Ashley) Haddad of Wayzata, MN, Jenna Haddad and Hannah Haddad both of Lutz, FL, Jason (Megan) Salo, Kevin (Sarah) Salo both of Duluth and Courtney (Brandon) Peterson of Saginaw, MN; great-grandchildren, Kaden Haddad, Dylan Salo, Michael Salo, Gabby Salo, Addisyn Salo, Brekken Salo, Brooklyn Peterson and Brayden Peterson; his companion, Carol Acquaviva of Wesley Chapel, FL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A private family service and burial will take place at a later date.  Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.

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