Don W. Boettcher

February 22, 1955October 18, 2018

Donald William Boettcher was born February 22, 1955 on a United States military base in Ft. Hood, Texas to Donald and the late Alounda Boettcher. He was the oldest of six children. Don passed away peacefully in his Paris, Michigan home with his wife and family by his side on Thursday October 18, 2018 at the age of 63. Don was under the gentle care of Great Lakes Home Hospice after a long battle with lung cancer.

Don was the beloved husband of Deborah Boettcher for 15 years. Step-father of the late Gary Makowski. Loving son of Donald B. Boettcher and the late Alonda Lang. Step-son of Alan Lang. Dear brother of Donna (Jim) Polen, the late Allen Boettcher, Alice Schmidt, Michael Boettcher and Mark (Ingé) Boettcher. Don will also be missed by many nieces and nephews; as well as his two loyal companions, "Teacup" and "Whole Wheat" who were Don & Deb's feline friends.

Don was a true American Patriot. He was a spokesperson for the "Intelligence Report" where he was known as "Yankee D" and his online followers spanned across the globe. Don loved animals and writing poetry. He also had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Don was a retired member of the Road Agents Motorcycle Club, Detroit, Michigan, where he known as "Noodles". He was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by all who knew him.

Don's family will receive friends for a Visitation on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford Township, Michigan 48239. (Just east of Beech Daly)

Open eulogies by family and friends will be led by Don's youngest brother Mark at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the funeral home followed by a procession to Parkview Memorial Cemetery where Don will be laid to rest. Visiting will begin at the funeral home at 10 AM.

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  • Deborah Boettcher, Wife
  • Gary Makowski, Step-Son
  • Donald B. Boettcher, Father
  • Alonda Lang, Mother
  • Alan Lang, Step-Father
  • Donna (Jim) Polen, Sister
  • Allen Boettcher, Brother
  • Alice Schmidt, Sister
  • Michael Boettcher, Brother
  • Mark (Ingé) Boettcher, Brother
  • Teacup and Whole Wheat, Feline Companions
  • Don also leaves behind many nieces and nephews


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Open Eulogies by Family and Friends Saturday, November 3, 2018

Don W. Boettcher

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Jeff and Tammy Holbrook

October 26, 2018

We were so lucky to have you in our lives ( though we never met face to face), you taught us so much and we will miss you everyday.
We will keep fighting the good fight until that day we meet face to face.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Jeff & Tammy Holbrook
Biddle, MT

William Marceau

October 21, 2018

To Mrs. Boettcher and Family, my deepest sympathy and condolences to the loss of Don. The Patriot Community will miss him. LTC William E. Marceau, USAR, Ret.