Kathryn Maxine Bottcher, age 90 of Nebraska City died Oct. 31, 2017, at The Ambassador in Nebraska City.  
Kathryn was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Talmage, the daughter of Theodore and Emma (Keen) Gieseking.  Kathryn was baptized Sept. 14, 1927, and was confirmed May 24, 1942.  
She married Robert George Bottcher June 27, 1945 in Syracuse. After 61 years of marriage, Robert died Jan. 5, 2006.  She married a longtime friend, Mark Thomas on Sept. 12, 2006. Mark died May 29, 2017.  
Kathryn attended elementary school at District No. 4 Rural School near Dunbar and Otoe.  
She then changed to Dunbar High School for three years, but spent her senior year at Nebraska City High School where she graduated.  
Kathryn worked as a radiologist technician at St. Mary’s Hospital for many years, then worked at Kreimer’s Store in Talmage until she retired.
She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City.  
Kathryn enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, playing cards, dancing, baking, cooking and spending time with family.  
Survivors include her sons, Gale Bottcher and wife Valerie of St. Joseph, Mo.; David Bottcher and wife Shelly of Grandview, Mo.; daughters, Kathie Tilts and husband John of Sidney, Iowa; Marsha Kreifel and husband Jack of Nebraska City; sister, Shirley Pfeiffer of Nebraska City; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert and Mark; daughter, Evette Fast; grandson, Ronnie Schmitz; brothers, Melvin and Merlin Gieseking.  
Funeral services were to be 10:30 am. Saturday, Nov. 4, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City with burial in Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse.
Visitations were to be 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral. com.   Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.