March 27, 1929-July 4, 2014
MINNEOTA - Services for Raymond Bottelberghe, 85, of Minneota will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota and will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
He died Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Raymond Lawrence Bottelberghe was born March 27, 1929, in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, to Hector and Estella (DeCock) Bottelberghe. He grew up and attended country school and later St. Edward Catholic School. He was baptized, received first communion and confirmed at St. Edward Catholic Church. On June 9, 1952, he was united in marriage to Bertha Marie (Dalle) at St. Edward Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Minneota and Raymond worked as a meat cutter at Finnegan's Super Value for 52 years. He enjoyed woodcutting, especially toys. His wooden trains have been sent to people all over the world. He was an ambulance driver, an altar server for more than 20 years, was a leader of 4-H and Boy Scouts, was active at the Minneota Senior Center, loved baseball and supported the AFS Program.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha, children, Jerome (and Rita) of Minneota, Joseph (and Linda) of Dayton, James (and Julie) of West Union, Barb (and Garry) Lipinski of Marshall, Becky (and David) Holzheimer of Montevideo; 14 grandchildren, Ted Bottelberghe, Jake Bottelberghe, Marc (and Chelsea) Bottelberghe, Eric Bottelberghe, Jenna (and Vlad) Dyba, Katie (and Pat) Ferguson, Heidi (and Peter) Fiskness, Kirk Bottelberghe, Lee Bottelberghe, Wendy (and Jacob Bunge) Van Keulen, Tanya (and Peter) Backstrom, Chad (and Misbah) Van Keulen, Carrie Viessman and Darin Holzheimer; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Beatrice (and John) Vlaminck of Grass Valley, Calif., Delores Vlaminck of Ivanhoe; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Robert, grandsons, Jamie Bottelberghe and Ryan and Brian Holzheimer, brother, Herman Bottelberghe and sister Lorraine Vlaminck.
Memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors