Adeline Puetz, 86, of Brookings, formerly of Ethan, SD, died Saturday, Dec. 28, at United Living Community in Brookings.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, January 6, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Ethan. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Sunday, January 5, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, with a 6:30 PM Scripture Service.
Adeline "Addie" Puetz was born on March 2, 1933, in White Lake, SD to Peter and Elsie (Messer) Hanten. She attended and graduated from White Lake High School, SD in 1951. After high school, she worked at the bank in Plankinton, SD, and later moved to Mitchell, SD, where she worked at Rozum Motor Company until 1963.
Adeline married Clyde Theodore Puetz on November 10, 1962 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell, SD. The couple farmed north of Ethan for 30 Years. After they retiring from farming, she worked at Randall's Deli until 1999. 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. 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 Alter Society, and was also a member of the Ethan Legion Auxiliary.
She had been a resident of Brookings, SD since 2011.
Adeline is survived by her children, Lou Ann (Larry) Smith, San Jose, CA, and their children, Jason and Mathew; Ken (Jill) Puetz, Salina, KS, and their children, Nick, Josh, and Hannah, and step children, Mark and Maggie Matteson; Ron (Amy) Puetz, 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 December 6, 2012; eight brothers; one sister; and 3 infant siblings at birth.