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Tammi (Rusche) Bottjen

July 27, 1977 — June 5, 2020

Services for Tammi Bottjen, age 42, of Primghar who passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the United Church of Primghar with Rev. Marvin Lindley and Rev. Kevin Gingerich ~ officiating.
Burial will be at Ocheyedan Township Cemetery.
Visitation with family present will be from 5 - 7 P.M. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.
Social distancing practices will be asked to be followed.


BORN: July 27, 1977 ~ Sigourney, Iowa
PASSED AWAY: June 5, 2020 ~ Primghar, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Thursday June 18, 2020
United Church of Primghar, Primghar, Iowa
Rev. Marvin Lindley and Rev. Kevin Gingerich
SCRIPTURES: John 14:1-4
23rd Psalm
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
Poem: Footprints In The Sand
read by Becky McCuddin

“I Can Only Imagine” “On Eagles Wings”
sung by Lori Heemstra
C.D. “My Wish” by Rascual Flats
Processional Hymn “In The Garden”
Recessional Hymn “Amazing Grace”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

Haley Bottjen Breanna Bottjen
Peter Bottjen David Bottjen
Bryan Beckman Justin Chesmore
Matt Rusche Mike McCuddin

Ocheyedan Township Cemetery ~ Ocheyedan, Iowa

The family wishes that in Lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to the family

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa

Tamara “Tammi” Renee Bottjen the daughter of Darvin and Mary (Schuck) Rusche was born July 27, 1977 in Sigourney, Iowa. She attended school in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1995. On July 12, 1997, she was united in marriage to Joshua Bottjen at the Archer United Methodist Church in Archer, Iowa. The couple lived in Phoenix, Arizona for several years and to this union four children were born, Haley, Breana, Peter, and David. They later divorced in 2015.
Since 2008, the family has made their home in Primghar. Tammi furthered her education at Northwest Iowa Community College, where she received her registered nursing degree in 2010. She was employed at Mercy One Hospital in Primghar and at the Mercy One Wound Center. In July of 2017, she met the love of her life Bryan Beckman and they spent many happy times together. Tammi passed away at her home on Friday, June 5, 2020 reaching the age of 42 years, 10 months, and 8 days.
She enjoyed going to her children’s sporting events, playing golf, and shopping.
Tammi leaves to cherish her memory her four children, Haley Bottjen and fiancé Justin Chesmore of Wapello, Iowa; Breana, Peter, and David Bottjen all at home in Primghar; her parents, Darvin and Mary Rusche of Archer, Iowa; a sister, Becky (Mike) McCuddin, a brother, Matt Rusche all of Sheldon, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Gerry Rusche of Sibley, Iowa; special friend, Bryan Beckman and his family, Carter, Haylee, and Elise of Larchwood; also other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel; paternal grandfather, Delbert Rusche; and maternal grandparents, Paul and Lena Schuck.
Tammi cared for others in her life and in her death by being an Organ Donor.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tammi (Rusche) Bottjen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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Ocheyedan Township Cemetery

1638 Tanager Ave, Commerce, CA 90040

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