Mark Botteicher

Oct. 29, 1952-Oct. 13, 2017

Mark Botteicher, 64,

Minot, passed away unex-

pectedly Friday, October

13, 2017, in his home.

Mark Thompson Bot-

teicher was born October

29, 1952, the son of

Sherald and Elizabeth

“Debbie” (Salyards) Bot-

teicher, in Altoona, PA.

He was raised and educat-ed in Hollidaysburg, PA,

and graduated from Holli-

daysburg Area Senior

High School in 1970.

He enlisted in the Unit-

ed States Air Force in

March 1972. He proudly

served his country and

worked as an Inventory

Management Specialist.

He was honorably

discharged in February


Following his honorable

discharge, Mark made his

home in Minot, where he

worked at the Sweetheart

Bakery. In 1982, he began

his employment with

Cloverdale, first as the

warehouse manager and

eventually a sales

representative. He contin-ued in that capacity until

1995, when he went to

work for Grand Forks

Food Service in Minot. In

1999, he began employ-

ment as a sales represen-

tative for Food Services of

America in Minot. He

then worked as a car

salesman at a couple local

car dealerships in Minot,

most recently at Westlie

Motor Company.

Mark married Katherine

Ann Milbrath September

7, 2009, in Minot, ND.

He was an active

member of Moose Lodge.

Mark’s passion was bar-

bequing which led him to

compete in many cook-

offs. He loved feeding

people. Mark and Kate’s

Lemonade Stand was al-

ways open. He was an

avid fan of the Pittsburgh

Steelers football team.

Mark loved life. He was a

people person who en-

joyed visiting. He espe-

cially enjoyed spending

time with his family and

his extended family and

loved his Australian

Shepherd dog, Jack.

His loving family in-

cludes: wife, Kathy,

Minot; son, Josh (Jessica)

Botteicher, Charleston,

SC; daughters, Kayla Bot-

teicher, Powers Lake, ND,

Kelly Botteicher Millham,

Pensacola, FL, and Alex

Botteicher, Dickinson,

ND; Kathy’s children,

Jeremy (Ngoc) Hanson,

Cedar Park, TX, Linnzi

(Scott) Aberle, Minot;

grandchildren, Mia, Pey-

ton, Kayla, Jacob, Calob,

Eli, Eva, Autumn, Leah,

Sydney, Pearl, Zane, and

Chase; father, Sherald,

Botteicher, Pennsylvania;

brother, Steve (Bonnie)

Botteicher, Pennsylvania;

sister, Pamela Fleming,

Pennsylvania; brother-

in-law, Paul (Rhonda)

Milbrath, Doug Milbrath,

and Vern Milbrath, all of

Bottineau; father-in-law,

Earl Milbrath, Bottineau,

ND; and nieces, nephews

and cousins.

Mark was preceded in

death by his mother, Deb-

bie; mother-in-law, Pearl

Milbrath; and sister-

in-law, Deb Milbrath.

Celebration of Life Ser-

vice: Tuesday, October

17, 2017,at 5:00 p.m. at

the Moose Lodge in


Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to the Moose


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