Star Black, age 68, of Appleton, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her family on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.
Star Ruth Black was born on February 2nd, 1949 to Edward and Fern (Haeger) Black in Merrill, Wisconsin. She lived and attended school in Wausau and Clintonville before settling in Appleton to raise her children.
In her younger years, Star enjoyed attending bluegrass festivals at Mole Lake. She always looked forward to getaways to Casey Lake with her family. She took pleasure in the many cross-country road trips she went on, with her favorite destination being San Francisco. Up until her later years, Star was never without at least one cat in her home. She was definitely a “cat lady”. Other pastimes include her love for reading, story telling, antiquing, watching the Green Bay Packers, and having a good cup of coffee. She will be remembered for her sharp, sassy wit and impeccable memory.
Star is survived by her daughter, Amy Anderson of Appleton; brother Noel (Mary) Black of Oakland, CA; five grandchildren: Curtis (Tonya Ahles) Olson of Appleton, Erich (Tanya) Olson of Appleton, Alyssa (Michael) Locati of Spearfish, SD., Reed Boettcher of Oshkosh, and Garrett Boettcher of Appleton; four great-grandchildren: Averie, Elliece, Kaylee, and Jordan; nephews and niece: Sean Black of Walnut Creek, CA., Jeff (Lorie Walker) Affeldt of Madison, Jamie (Mary Ann) Affeldt of Neenah, and Joelle Gehring of Mount Pleasant, MI.; and the father of her children, Curt (Lisa Skaleski) Boettcher of Black Creek. She is further survived by special friends: Bonnie Coonen of Kaukauna, Tommie Witthuhn of Appleton, and Sue Boettcher of Montevideo, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Alan Black, son Mark Boettcher, partner Cheryl Wood, and special friend Bob Brandt.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to wonderful staff members at Grand Horizons as well as the staff in the emergency department, 6th floor ICU, and 8th floor of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton. Your compassionate and tender care for Star will never be forgotten.