In Memory of

Bobby "Bubba" Edward Bottjen

September 26, 1951 - August 3, 2020
From: Correctionville, IA

Bobby “Bubba” Edward Bottjen was born September 26, 1951 in Battle Creek, Iowa to Edward and Betty (McCleery) Bottjen. Bob graduated from Eastwood Community School in 1969. He then helped his dad in the plumbing business until entering the Army in June 1971 as an Aircraft Mechanic and Repairman. He was discharged in 1972.

 On February 17, 1973, Bob was united in marriage to Sandy Jansen in Anthon, Iowa. To this union one child was born, Chad. Following their marriage, Bob worked with his dad until he went to work at Midwest Industries in Ida Grove as a mechanic for 30 years, retiring in 2015.

 Bob enjoyed doing wood projects, fishing, reading, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. Bob was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville.

 On Monday, August 3, 2020, Bob passed away at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Betty Bottjen; grandparents, Claude and Dorothy (Wright) McCleery and William Dietrich and Bertha Lucetta Bottjen; his in-laws, Paul and Darlene Jansen; and one nephew, David Brown.

 He is survived by his wife, Sandy; a son, Chad and friend Jean Wordekemper; 4 grandkids, Cody, Aiden, Jacob, Kaitlyn; sisters, Karen (Bill) Smith of Sioux City, IA, Shirlene (Vern) Wright of Cincinnati, OH, Barb (Michael) Bundy of Scottsdale, AZ, and Kathy (Scott) Hanwardsen of Correctionville; nieces and nephews; aunt, Myrtle Hansen, uncle Gene and aunt Claudia Schulke; and special friend, Frank Collins.

Tribute Video
Private family services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville, IA.
Pastor John Riebhoff
Ron Ladwig
Frank Collins
Randy Brown
Bruce Roecker
Carl Blume
Van Ryan
Doug Hanson

Honorary Bearers
Bob's Grandchildren: Cody, Aiden, Jacob, and Kaitlyn
Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with the family present on Thursday August 6, 2020, at the church. The family requests that people in attendance practice social distancing.
"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"
"Heaven Is My Home"

Organist- Linda Nicolaisen
Oak Hill Cemetery
Anthon, Iowa

Military Rites conducted by the American Legion McNamara Post 61
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:27 AM
“Thinking of you Sandy. You have our deepest Sympathy ”
- Danny and Barb Steward
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:27 AM
“So sorry to here of Bubbas passing. It was always nice to stop by the truck shop to visit with him. He was a great guy and will be missed.”
- Jon Nielsen
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Sandy & Family so sorry to see the passing of Bob he was a good man. My condolence and prayers are with you at this time.”
- Virginia Cunningham
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Sandy & family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I have many great memories of him. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers! ”
- Diane Jenkins
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:18 AM
“So sad to hear! You will be missed by many”
- Jeff duty
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