Warren D. Bottenberg 1936-2015
Warren D. Bottenberg, 78, of Holton, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, at Clare Bridge of Topeka.
He was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Holton, the son of Warren E. and Lorene Viola (Spiker) Bottenberg.
Warren D. graduated from Holton High School in 1954 and had lived in the Holton community for most of his life. He served in the Army National Guard. Warren D. worked alongside his dad at Bottenberg Auto. He later owned and operated BMB in Holton, Contract Manufacturing in Holton and Northeast Kansas Hydraulics, Inc. in Topeka.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Holton Country Club and Masonic Lodge all in Holton. He was a Holton Volunteer Fire Fighter, member of Holton Chamber of Commerce and Shriners and Scottish Rite member.
Warren D. married Barbara Ann Chrisman on Aug. 14, 1955, in Holton. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2014. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Joan Bottenberg; and a brother, Bernard “Bernie” A. Bottenberg.
Survivors include three daughters, Kim Tegethoff (Teg) of Holton, Kassy Bottenberg (Vernon Johnson) of Emporia, and Kari Bottenberg of Holton; a brother, John C. Bottenberg (Carol Duffy McDowell) of Topeka; an aunt, Irene Cowger of Holton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Inurnment will be held in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Hospital Dads for Shriners, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com