Adeline Puetz


March 2, 1933 - December 28, 2019


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.


Sunday, January 5, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Scripture Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Monday, January 6, 2020
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
Ethan, South Dakota

Posted by Pat and Patti Kelley on January 4, 2020
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Debbie Vaughn on January 3, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Addie's passing. I had the pleasure of working with her in the deli at Randall's in Mitchell. I was just a high school girl, but she was so nice to me and always talked with me.
Posted by Rick Beardsley on January 2, 2020
I remember Adeline when we were Randall Foods very nice lady
Posted by Barry H Zachariahs, Aseracare Hospice on January 2, 2020
our deepest sympathies to the family. May you find comfort and strength surrounded by family.
Posted by Lisa Norfolk on January 2, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Aunt Addie. The photo is exactly how I remember her as a loving kind Aunt. My prayers are with the family as they transition through these emotions. Hugs to you all.❤️🙏
Posted by Kelly Gross on January 2, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Addie's passing. I worked at the Randall's branch of Commercial Bank when Addie worked at the deli. We visited everyday, either at the bank or at the deli. I enjoyed our conversations and am glad that I got to know her!
Posted by Steve and Sandy Kirkey on January 1, 2020
Prayers to all. Thinking about all of you during this time of sadness. May God hold your memories close to your heart forever
Posted by The Schiller family on January 1, 2020
Thinking of your family at this difficult time💙
Posted by Marcia and Steven Rennich and family on December 31, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family with the passing of your mom (Aunt Addie).
Posted by Lee & Alice Johnson on December 31, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Addie's family during their loss. We have all missed her for years b4 her passing. Hugs to all of you.
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