OBITUARY

Douglas Allen Bottje

November 4, 1949November 23, 2021

Douglas “Doug” Allen Bottje, age 72, of Grand Haven, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Douglas was born November 4, 1949, in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Doug is survived by: wife, Diane Bottje; children, Jennifer Becher, Amanda (Brian) Bottje, Niki (Mark) Harmon, Penni Mahler, and Robert Lasko; grandchildren, Mason Sherril, Jordan Becher, Kayla Becher, Kaitlyn La Crosse, Jessika Mahler, Hunter Mahler, Seth Mahler, Autumn Mahler, and Holly Harmon.

Doug was preceded in death by: parents, Paul Douglas Bottje and Doris Fern Sage; As well as, his 2 brothers.

Doug was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with his family. He was a proud member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Nunica, he was also a member of the American legion in Grand Haven. He was a proud grandfather and enjoyed spending a lot of time with his grandchildren. He always had a funny joke to tell and always knew how to make you laugh. He loved to share stories from his time in the military, or showing off his large collection of military memorabilia that he loved and cherished. Doug was a wonderful husband, father, son, uncle, and friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Doug will be dearly missed by all the lives he touched.

Per his wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial celebration of life will be held at a later time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.EverRestFuneralHomeandChapel.com for the Bottje family.

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