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Maurice Boettcher

December 10, 1946 — March 2, 2024

Services for Maurice Boettcher are set for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas, with Rev. Larry Knobloch officiating. Interment will follow at Waldeck Cemetery in Ledbetter, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2024, also at the funeral home. Mr. Boettcher passed away March 2, 2024, in Temple, Texas. He was 77 years old.

Maurice Herman Boettcher was born on December 10, 1946, in Brenham, Texas, to Albert Edwin and Edna Louise (Mueller) Boettcher. He was baptized in Waldeck, Texas, and was confirmed at Waldeck Lutheran Church. Maurice graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School. On September 5, 1966, Maurice was drafted into the US Army, 25th Infantry Division, and proudly served in Vietnam. When Maurice returned from the war in Vietnam, he continued to serve an additional four years in the Army reserves. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran who loved his country. Red, white, and blue were always on display in different ways at his home, whether with holiday lights, flowers, bird houses, wind chimes, or other objects. He always traveled with flags in the trunk of his car, and he placed them or replaced them any time he had the opportunity. One of his proudest, recent moments was receiving an invitation from the Honor Flight Network to travel to Washington D.C. to visit the war memorials. Maurice's Honor Flight occurred in August 2023. He wept upon his return, recalling every detail of the trip he referred to as the trip of his lifetime.

Maurice eventually settled in La Grange, Texas. He enjoyed carpentry, and he was always the person to ask for help with any construction project. Maurice loved playing dominoes, playing bingo, watching baseball (the Astros were his favorite!), watching rodeos, watching old Westerns, and going for drives through the country. If you had the opportunity to know Maurice, then you know his true passion and talent was storytelling, and he had an innate ability to remember and recite possibly every joke he ever heard.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Edna Boettcher; his brother, Winston Boettcher, Sr; sister and brother-in-law Verna Mae Becker and Monroe Becker; nephew David Schramm; and great-niece Brianna Becker. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Dorris Chovanec and Clarence Chovanec of La Grange; sister-in-law Annette Foerster of Lincoln; nieces and nephews Allan Becker and wife Julie; Allene Schramm; Donald Becker and wife Teresa; Beverly Ramos and husband Nick; Teresa Carver and husband Matt; Brenda Glasgow and husband Scott; Tina Liccioni; Eva Morland; Deanna Lovell and husband Doug; Winston Boettcher, Jr and wife Christie; Keith Knobloch and wife Paula; Larry Knobloch and wife Cyndi, Kelly Knobloch and wife Natalie; as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers, including honorary, are his great nephews, Scott Schramm, Jared Becker, Tyler Glasgow, Lance Liccioni, Kyle Carver, Dylan Lovell, Brandon Lovell, Travis Fechtler, Dalton Fechtler, and Elijah Boettcher.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Honor Flight - Austin or any other organization supporting veterans, in Maurice's honor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas. Share your thoughts and fond memories online at

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