Jim passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at his home in Plainwell. Jim was born November 20, 1943 to Walter and Gertrude (Lauer) Boettcher of Otsego. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1966. Jim had worked at Parker Hannifin, Kal-Equip and retired from plastering in 2002. In his free time he enjoyed golfing and being outdoors. Surviving are his wife, Onalee (Eckert) Boettcher; daughter, Debi (Jeff) Steele; son, Brian Boettcher; step-children, Kristen (Jimmy) Wheaton and Patrick Arehart; grandchildren, Drew Ostby, Jacob McCaffrey, Brittany Smith- Ketchum and Madison Wheaton; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Ostby, Riley Ostby, Liam Smith and Audra Ketchum and brothers, Walter (Nancy) Boettcher and Richard (Patricia) Boettcher. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Bruce Boettcher. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Jim's family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Steve Smail officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later time. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice. Messages of condolence may be posted at WinkelFuneralHome.com.