Adeline 'Addie' Puetz
March 2, 1933 - December 28, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial for Adeline “Addie” Puetz, 86, of Brookings, SD,
formerly of Ethan, SD, was held at 10:30 a.m.Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church of Mitchell, SD.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Bittner Funeral
Chapel of Mitchell, SD, with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m.
Burial was at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery of Ethan, SD.
Adeline “Addie” Puetz died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at United Living
Community of Brookings, SD.
Adeline “Addie” Puetz was born March 2, 1933, at White Lake, SD, to
Peter and Elsie (Messer) Hanten.
She attended and graduated fromWhite Lake High School ofWhite Lake,
SD, in 1951.
After high school, she worked at the bank in Plankinton, SD, and later
moved toMitchell, SD, where she worked at RozumMotor Company until
Adeline married Clyde Theodore Puetz on Nov. 10, 1962, at Holy Family Catholic Church inMitchell, SD. The couple farmed north of Ethan, SD,
for 30 years. After they retired from farming, she worked at Randall’s Deli
She was an avid bowler for 50 years.
Adeline loved to garden, especially sharing the vegetables and melons
she raised with her friends, as well as mowing and maintaining her large
yard. She raised about 500 chickens per year for family and friends.
She was an avid sports fan and loved to watch her children participate
for Ethan High School of Ethan, SD.
She enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins and also loved
to watch women’s tennis.
Addie loved having her family and grandchildren visit and preparing
meals for everyone.
The grandchildren will always remember grandma being strict but very
loving at the same time.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the church altar
society and was also a member of the Ethan Legion Auxiliary.
She had been a resident of Brookings, SD, since 2011.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Lou Ann Smith and
husband, Larry of San Jose, CA, and their children, Jason andMathew; Ken
Puetz and wife, Jill of Salina, Kansas, and their children, Nick, Josh and
Hannah and stepchildren,Mark andMaggieMatteson; Ron Puetz and wife,
Amy of Volga, SD, and their children, Zachary, Noah and Parker and sisters-in-law, Devonia Oster and Delores Puetz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Puetz on Dec. 6, 2012;
eight brothers, one sister and three infant siblings at birth.
Bittner Funeral Chapel of Mitchell, SD, was in charge of arrangements.