Clarence Peter Puetz


December 10, 1922 - July 28, 2012



Clarence Peter Puetz was born December 10th, 1922 to William and Mary Puetz of Ethan, SD.  He married Josephine Herrmann on February 7th, 1946 in Whittier, CA.  Clarence and Jo moved back to Mitchell in 1951 and together started Puetz Construction/Puetz Corporation.   Clarence dedicated over 45 years to building the company into the successful family business it is today.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and many close friends.  He was an avid hunter, golfer, fisherman, and card player.  Clarence was an extremely dedicated father and husband and played an active role in the care giving of his wife during the last years of her life.  He was also a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Clarence is survived by his son, Wayne and his wife, Mary, Mitchell, SD; four grandchildren: Amy Novak and her husband Ken, Mitchell, SD, Emily Reid and her husband Sam, Minneapolis, MN, Melanie Mullenmeister and her husband Scott, Mitchell, SD and Mark Puetz and wife Katie, Mitchell, SD.  He has 12 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters: Devonia Oster, Mitchell, SD, and Bernice Feiner and husband Fran, Ethan, SD; and three brothers:  Clyde Puetz and wife Addie, Brookings, SD, Englebert Puetz and wife Dolores, Marshall, MN, and George Puetz and wife Mavis, Britton, SD, as well as two sister-in-laws, Marie Gordon, Sioux Falls, SD, and Virginia Hall and husband, Don, Steptoe, WA, and 3 brothers-in-law, Elmer Hermann, and friend Pat,  Mitchell, SD, Charlie Herrmann and wife, Shirley, Mitchell, SD, and Jim Herrmann and wife, Darlene, Sioux Falls, SD, and 68 nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, and one brother, Harold Puetz, and three sisters; Genevieve Haupt, Barb Bowar, and Esther Claseman.



In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established

to Avera Brady Health and Rehab.



Tuesday, July 31, 2012
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, August 1, 2012
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Autum Strand on August 1, 2012
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time. Take all the wonderful memories you have & keep them close to your heart. Sending our love.
Posted by Janet Baker on July 31, 2012
With love and very good memories of my Uncle "Bowwow" Clarence. Blondie
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on July 31, 2012
Our deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.
Posted by Frank and Mary (Summers) Schumacher on July 31, 2012
We know your dad is at peace and back with your mom. Our parents had many good memories together and enjoyed sharing while living at Countryside Living. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Jenna Doorn on July 30, 2012
Thinking and praying for all of you as you go through this difficult time. God Bless!
Posted by Lorraine King on July 30, 2012
Wayne, your dad was very special guy, his eyes would light up when he was Mr. Puetz. He would talk about his fishing days with you, which was cool to listen to. my heart goes out to you and your family.
Posted by Dave Skancke on July 30, 2012
a great guy, many fond memories huting , fishing and playing cards ( at the lake house) with C.P.
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