BERNIE -- Dennis Robert Botsch, 80, died March 27, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Malden.
Born July 13, 1924, in Carmi, Ill., son of the late Christian W. and Flora Winter Botsch, he was a retired farmer and former member of the Bernie Jaycees and Bernie School Board. A member of the United Methodist Church for 52 years, he served as a head usher and greeter for 50 years and was a former Sunday school teacher. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the European Theater.
On Dec. 25, 1947, at Piggott, Ark., he married Helen Harmon, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Don Botsch of Bernie; one daughter, Nancy Wilson of Jefferson City; three brothers, Ernest Botsch, Erwin Botsch and Orlando Botsch of Bernie; and three grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Susan Marner-Sides will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Missouri Funeral Honor Guard.