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Richard Thomas Bottrell

October 28, 1943 May 20, 2018
Richard  Thomas Bottrell
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Obituary for Richard Thomas Bottrell

Richard Thomas Bottrell “Botch” of Caseville, formerly of Ferndale was born October 28, 1943 to Edwin and Isabell (nee: Patterson) Bottrell. He died May 20, 2018 at the age of 74.

Richard is the beloved husband of 20 years to Victoria. Loving father of Andrew Bottrell and the late Scott Bottrell. Step father of the late Steven Kuras. Grandfather of Lauren, Brendan and Matthew Bottrell. Dear brother of the late Janet Bottrell. Also survived by numerous cousins, in-laws, extended family members and friends. He is also survived by his loyal companions Geiger and Milo.

Botch was born and raised in Ferndale and before moving to Caseville, was a lifelong resident of Ferndale. He was a US Air Force Veteran and served during the Vietnam War. Upon his return he became a Police Officer in the City of Ferndale where he served for 26 years. After he retired, he worked for 21 years as a Court Officer for the 43rd District Court in Ferndale. Botch was a longtime member of the Ferndale Elks Club and Fraternal Order of Police, along with the Port Austin American Legion. In his spare time his passions were bowling and golf and was also know as the “Karaoke King.” He and Victoria enjoyed vacationing in Aruba and spending time in the Casino. They later relocated to Caseville where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. More than anything, Botch and Victoria enjoyed being together and rarely spent time apart.

A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church,2905 South Commerce Rd. Wolverine Lake, Friday 2 PM. Friends may gather at the church 1 PM until time of service. Luncheon to follow the service at the Ferndale Elks Club, 22856 Woodward Ave. Ferndale. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated.

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Visitation

Friday

25

May

1:00 PM 5/25/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 5/25/2018 2:00:00 PM
Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran Church

2905 South Commerce Rd.
Wolverine Lake, MI 48390

Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran Church
2905 South Commerce Rd. Wolverine Lake 48390 MI
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

25

May

2:00 PM 5/25/2018 2:00:00 PM
Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran Church

2905 South Commerce Rd.
Wolverine Lake, MI 48390

Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran Church
2905 South Commerce Rd. Wolverine Lake 48390 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

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