Obituaries

Frank Bottema

October 17, 1952 - October 2, 2021

Frank Bottema

Obituary

Frank Bottema, 68, passed away October 2, 2021 in Garden Prairie, IL. He was born October 17, 1952 in Belvidere, IL to Frank and Kinga (nee Gergens). He was a graduate of Belvidere High School. Frank loved nature, farming and his dogs.  He was an outstanding farmer.

Frank is survived by his sisters, Elaine Ford and Linda Kirchen; 2 nieces, Debra (Rick) Skelley and Cathie (Eric) Johnson; cousin, Howard (Nell) Bottema; and his dog. He is preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Scott Ford; brother-in-law, Mike Kirchen.

A visitation for Frank will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Patrick Anderson will officiate. Burial will be held privately. To light a candle of share a memory, please visit www.Anderson FCS.com.

Service Schedule

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation for Frank will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be held privately.

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I loved Frank. He was one of my best friends. Would love to talk to Linda his sister.
My deepest condolences!
Jon Critchfield
815 544 6856

Jon Critchfield 2021-10-21T12:18:40

Frank was a good friend of my parents, Bill & Hazel, when I was growing up. My thoughts are with his family. Sorry for your loss.

Crystal Jastrab (Knight) 2021-10-14T20:34:41

So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a dear friend throughout high school and I enjoyed many good times with him while growing up in Garden Prairie. He was the first to drop by after I returned from the service in the Navy. I always will remember his quick wit and down to earth approach to life. I was gone on vacation but would surely made his visitation had I been home.

William Bush 2021-10-13T21:12:23

We had a lot of fun, good time’s growing up together being farm neighbors, riding our motorcycles around the country side. RIP Frankie.

Marc Wright 2021-10-12T10:58:31

We have he been threw thick n thin , had our ups n downs , but this has blown me away You will always have a piece of my heart Until we meet again my dear Friend RIP 🙏

Jackie Medaris-Cappi 2021-10-10T16:58:31

Been threw thick n thin, had our ups n downs, but this has blown me away. We will meet again and until then you will have a piece of my heart ~ Love always 🙏

Jackie Cappi 2021-10-10T16:52:01

From one Garden Prairie boy to another – may you Rest In Peace.
Lots of great memories from backing your Plymouth into a light pole to taking a few of your Dad’s warm beers from the porch & cruising in your Chevelle & Challenger.

Rick Knott 2021-10-08T18:53:09

Frank, we will miss you. We have been friends for a long time and have some great memories and we are happy that you did not suffer with all that you were going through. Please know we Loved you and now you are with God and he will take good care of you. 🥰

Richard and Joan Anderson 2021-10-07T16:34:27

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