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Craig Lynn Boettger

January 11, 1967 — October 2, 2023

St. Johns

       Craig Lynn Boettger, age 56, of St. Johns, MI, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 2, 2023, at his home.

       Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time.

       Craig was born in St. Johns, Michigan on January 11, 1967, the son of Gary Lee and Diana Lynn (Harper) Boettger. He graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1985. Craig married Tina Lynn Putnam on September 30, 2011, in St. Johns, MI. Craig enjoyed being at home; watching TV, sports, and was an avid U of M fan. He liked spending time outdoors and hunting. Craig loved spending time with his family and cats Ivy and Taz. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and for his simple ways in life. 

       He is survived by his wife Tina Boettger of St. Johns, MI; stepsons: Bon  Rulapaugh of Alma, MI; Zackary and Karmen Rulapaugh of Alma, MI; daughters: Angie and Torey; brother Todd Boettger of St. Johns; niece Ashleigh and Zach Curtis of Lansing, MI; aunt Kathy and Stan Hibbler of Ovid, MI; uncles: Allen Boettger, of St. Johns, MI; Denny  Boettger of St. Johns, MI; and cousins: Chris and Michelle Smalley of Ithaca, MI; Jenny and Neil Bixby of Laingsburg, MI; Sarah and Jim Voisinet of St. Johns, MI.  He is also survived by great-nephew ZJ Curtis and grandchildren: Zane & Zoey Rulapaugh, and many other grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents: Robert and Kay Harper and Don and Margaret Boettger.

     Memorials may be made to the Basic Needs Center, St. Johns, MI 48879. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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