Joyce Maren (Bua) Boettger (December 28, 2013)

January 6, 1934 ~ December 28, 2013



Husband – Bill E. Boettger of Shelby, IA
3 Children – Angelina Bua (husband, Ron Spear) of Rockford, IL
Joseph (Jean) Bua of Franklin, MA
Gina (Jason) LeMay of Nashua, NH
4 Grandchildren – Jourdan Bua of Franklin, MA
Jolie Bua of Franklin, MA
Patrick LeMay of Nashua, NH
Paige LeMay of Nashua, NH
Other Relatives & Friends

A loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt, Joyce M. Boettger, age 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan, Iowa. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Bua, Jr., to whom she was married on May 2, 1959. On February 14, 2001, Joyce wed William Boettger, and they were married 12 years. Joyce was born in Avoca, Iowa, on January 6, 1934, to the late Harold and Maren Nielsen.

Joyce was the mother of three children: Angelina Bua and her husband Ron Spear of Rockford, Illinois, Joseph Bua and his wife Jean, of Franklin, Massachusetts, and Gina LeMay and her husband Jason, of Nashua, New Hampshire. Joyce also leaves behind four grandchildren: Jourdan and Jolie Bua of Franklin, Massachusetts, and Patrick and Paige LeMay of Nashua, New Hampshire.

It being her wish, a private gathering will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca, Iowa. For those that wish, donations may be made to the Myrtue Medical Center Hospice, c/o Myrtue Medical Center, 1213 Garfield Avenue, Harlan, IA 51537.

The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan and Shelby, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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5 Responses to Joyce Maren (Bua) Boettger (December 28, 2013)

  1. Elizabeth A. Hein says:

    To Joyce’s family and friends–You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joyce was a very special lady with grace, class and dignity in addition to being a special Mom. She left beautiful memories with all who were lucky enough to know her. Thinking of you, The Hein Family

  2. Joyce Graybill says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep you in his arms.

  3. Bobbi Williams says:

    My prayers with the family…God Bless.

  4. Marthann Kohl-Fuhs says:

    so very sorry for your loss
    may she rest in peace

  5. Bill and Bernadine Hardisty says:

    Having lost my parents too we know you ache and loss. Joyce was a fine mother who raised 3 outstanding young ones. Ang had a direct influence on our sons. Gina came back from Russia and spoke to my classes giving them a picture of a woman of success from Avoca. Both were much appreciated by me. We were with Lance in El Paso and just got back last night. Earth will miss your mother’s smile and contributions.

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