Clifford Thomas Boettcher

clifford boettcher

June 16, 1936 ~ February 29, 2024

Born in: Appleton, WI
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden- Clifford Thomas Boettcher, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at The Laurels at Greentree Ridge in Asheville after a recent hospitalization.

Cliff was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on June 16, 1936. He received his undergraduate education in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Cliff lived in the Asheville area for over 50 years. His career was spent as plant engineer, most recently for Eaton Cutler-Hammer. Cliff applied his love of building and fixing to small and large family projects, new home construction with his son, and set construction at the Asheville Community Theater. An Eagle Scout himself, Cliff led his son and many other young men in the area through outdoor adventures and formative life lessons in Boy Scouts of America.

Cliff was preceded in death by his wife Lucille in 2012. He is survived by his sister Audrey Brandt of Appleton, Wisconsin; his son Todd of Arden and daughter Elizabeth (Doug) Yerkes of Chicago; grandchildren William, Aidan and Margaret as well as two nieces.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Sincere Condoleance to all of Cliff’s Family and Friends. I worked at Eaton/ Cutler Hammer with Cliff. He was a very good all around man and always willing to help.

  2. Cliff was an amazing supporter at Asheville Community Theatre… he served on the Board and committed hours of time to service he was always smiling! I’ll never forget his kindness to others.

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