Betty Puetz

Betty Puetz


October 13, 1933 - November 13, 2023


Betty Puetz, 90, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, November 13, 2023, at Edgewood Memory Care in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, November 17, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service.

Betty Jean Puetz was born October 13, 1933, to Fred and Anna (Nuebel) Jung. She attended grade school at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock, SD, and Parkston High School.

Betty was united in marriage to Sylvester “S” Puetz on September 20, 1955, in Dimock.

Betty worked as a telephone operator before they bought the motel. She lived and worked at the motel for 15 years, it was a 24/7 365 days a year job! She was able to get away every Thursday night to bowl with friends.  After selling the motel, she worked at Ben Franklin and Hallmark, as well as helping S at the bar, working the ice cream store, and always volunteering at the church. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and altar society. Betty also loved making rosaries and made thousands of them to give away.

Betty is survived by her son, Randy Puetz; daughter, Nancy (Mike) Rissky; four grandchildren, Matthew Puetz, Hayleigh Puetz, Kiley (Casey) Rissky Mutschler, and Jenna (LT) Rissky Herman; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Margaret Herman and Callie Marie Herman; sisters, Jackie Schnabel and Devona Finkenbiner both of Mitchell; and brother, Don Jung of Denver, CO.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester; her parents; two grandchildren, Sara and Eric Puetz; and three sisters, Lorraine Weber, LouAnn Eimers, and Celine Fergen.


Thursday, November 16, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, November 17, 2023
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Charlie and Wanda Kobes on November 18, 2023
So sorry for your sad loss of a great Lady !! You all our in thoughts and prayers !!
Posted by Peggy haywood on November 16, 2023
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We bowled together for a number of years.
Posted by Peggy haywood on November 16, 2023
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We bowled together for a number of years.
Posted by Kelly Hills on November 16, 2023
Betty was such a lovely lady. I worked with her at the Hallmark shop when I was 19. My most sincere condolences to all of you. Loving thoughts and prayers to you.
Posted by Kay Uptagrafft on November 15, 2023
My prayers and thoughts are with her family. Rest in peace Betty.
Posted by Denny and Janice Welch on November 15, 2023
Sending our prayers and sympathy to the Puetz family. She was always so willing to volunteer at church. Betty was a Wonderful Person.
Posted by Jen Larsen on November 15, 2023
My mother always enjoyed visiting with Betty at Brady Assisted Living. She truly enjoyed their talks. My prayers to her family.
Posted by Mariella Boehmer on November 15, 2023
God Bless you Betty a good friend and helper. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Mallory Buche-Arneson on November 15, 2023
Betty was someone who could warm your heart with a sweet conversation and her made with love cookies she always had waiting for any visit she may have had. She was truly a gem. My thoughts and prayers are with the Puetz family, Rissky family, all the Betty Puetz Family, and anyone that their hearts may have been imprinted with Betty's sincere love, which I know was a lot.
Posted by Bob Finkenbiner on November 15, 2023
Rest in peace Aunt Betty ❤️🙏
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on November 15, 2023
We are sending our condolences & prayers to the Betty Puetz family. May all the memories of life with her bring Peace & Comfort all these days. She was a joy to work with at our altar society.
Posted by Pam & Paul Hill on November 15, 2023
What a beautiful lady with a beautiful life and family. Peace and love to all of her family.
Posted by Douglas Nicolay on November 14, 2023
Thanks for gracing my life Betty.
Posted by Linda Cornacchio on November 14, 2023
Betty was a wonderful lady. Prayer to her family!
Posted by Matt Puetz on November 14, 2023
Love you grandma
Posted by Rose Beebe on November 14, 2023
She will be a great jewel in the bouquets in Heaven. Lovely lady and great family member for us.
Posted by Dorothy Walz Molumby on November 14, 2023
Betty and I became best friends for over 10 years after the death of our husbands. Did lots of bus trips and also a cruise to Alaska and a trip to Hawaii. Visited with her a month ago. Will miss her.
Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey on November 14, 2023
Prayers to the family Rest in Peace Betty Great lady
Posted by Cheryl Heusinkveld on November 14, 2023
I worked with Betty at Ben Franklin all those years ago. What a wonderful sweet person she was! So sorry for your loss
Posted by Kay Schoenfelder on November 14, 2023
Sending my sympathy to the Pietz’s family
Posted by Laurie on November 14, 2023
Betty was such a kind soul. May you rest in peace sweet Betty..
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