Englebert (Bert) Puetz


August 18, 1931 - April 15, 2017


Englebert John Puetz was born August 18, 1931 in Ethan, SD to William and Mary (Grohs) Puetz. He attended school in Ethan, graduating from Ethan High School in 1950. During high school, Bert was active in Boys State, was All State in basketball, football and track, played American Legion baseball and was crowned Homecoming King.

     Englebert served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from February 1952 until honorably discharged as Corporal in February 1954. He then completed a two year post military training. At a dance, he met the love of his life, Dolores Ann Hohn and on September 14, 1954, they were married in Dimock, SD. Bert was involved with construction and farming activities throughout his working career. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed cooking, canning, fishing, dancing and playing cards. Englebert was a loving and extremely dedicated husband, father, grandfather and played an active role in the caring of his entire family.                   

     He enjoyed spending time with family and friends throughout his entire life. He was a merciful and compassionate man with strong faith. We will always remember his contagious smile and infectious humor that has left a lasting impression on all that knew or ever met him.

    Englebert was a long time member of Holy Family Catholic Church and lifetime member of the American Legion.

     He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolores, 13 children: Maynard (Lillian) Puetz of Mitchell, Alice (Lee) Johnson of Bloomfield, NE, Marcia (Steven) Rennich of Harrisburg, SD, Peggy (Dr. Henry) Donahue of Richmond, VA, Jon (Lori) Puetz, Clear Lake, SD, Lisa (Robert) Norfolk of LeMars, IA, Juliana (Douglas) Janssen of DeSmet, SD, Norma (Russell) Swadener of Omaha, NE, Boyd (Norene) Puetz of Massapequa Park, NY, Helen (Dwight) Kleinsasser of Papillion, NE, Christopher (Dr. Lezlie) Puetz of Hinckley, MN, Dr. Christine (Brian) Burg of Sioux Falls, SD and Dr. Paul (Jenna) Puetz of Marshall, MN, 50 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, one sister, Devonia Oster, one brother, George Puetz both of Mitchell, SD and a sister-in-law, Adeline Puetz of Brookings, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mark Puetz, grandson, Jesse Puetz, great grandchild, Sammie  Easland, brothers: Harold, Clarence and Clyde, sisters: Genevieve Feterl, Barbara Bowar, Esther Claseman, Berneice Feiner, brothers-in-law: Herb Haupt, Lloyd Grayson, Ronald Feterl, Roland Bowar, Francis Feiner, Anthony Oster, Arnold Claseman, sisters-in-law: Rose Puetz, Josephine Puetz and Mavis Puetz.

Memorials are preferred to John Paul II Catholic School, 1510 W. Elm Ave., Mitchell, SD 57301.



Friday, April 21, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Scripture ~ Rosary Service ~ 7:00 PM
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Neil and Odette Bergloff on June 4, 2017
Dear Peggy and family- So sorry to hear tabout your loss. Our sincere condolences.You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your extended family.
Posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on June 1, 2017
Dear Puetz family, We are so sorry to read about your husband and father. Healing prayers to all of you.
Posted by Alice (Tyler) Mentele on April 29, 2017
Dolores & family,
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. I had the privilege of knowing your family way back in the 70's, and your family is one of those that have always been very special to me. God bless you during this difficult time.
Posted by Alice (Tyler) Mentele on April 29, 2017
Delores & family
Posted by Karen Johanning Honermann on April 22, 2017
My deepest sympathy to you all. Peggy was my roommate in nursing school at the College of Saint Teresa. We also shared a few car rides home for the weekend. I know how much she loved her family. That comes from parents who love each other and pass on the lesson. His good works will live on. God bless!!
Posted by Dana Robey Freeman on April 21, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Rosemary and Jerry Poeschl on April 20, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss.
God's blessings to you all at this time.
Posted by Mick Catalano on April 20, 2017
Maynard, my friend, and entire Puetz family, I offer my condolences for your great loss. May he rest in Peace.
Posted by Mark & Julie Metzger, Willard, Ohio on April 20, 2017
Delores and Family, we are very saddened to hear about the passing of Bert. We are close friends of Boyd and Norene and children. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with Bert, you and all of his family each day! We pray that especially during this Easter Season you have the comfort of knowing that God will take him in his control and take good care of him. May God's grace be with each of his family members especially as you settle into a new normal in life. Many long distant hugs to you all from Willard, Ohio.
Posted by Pam Baptiste on April 20, 2017
Jon, we are sorry for the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Byron, Nikki Olson and Family on April 20, 2017
We wish you our deepest sympathy with the loss of Bert.
Posted by Barb (gates) Dulaney on April 20, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dad Take care and God bless
Posted by Joyce Wilkins on April 20, 2017
Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Bert, I could tell what kind of man he was by working with his daughter, Helen. How respected and loved he was and just a very kind father. Helen, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Thinking of you!
Posted by Sherry Schuldt on April 20, 2017
Sorry I didn't get the honor to meet Bert but he had to be a great man. He sure raised some wonderful children. My prayers are with you all.
Posted by Lorna and Dave Arens on April 20, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family!
Posted by Gregg and Jody Brower on April 19, 2017
Maynard, Lisa and the entire Puetz family -- our sympathies to you all on the loss of your dad. He always had a beautiful smile on his face! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Posted by Dustin & Sonya Vierstraete - Jackson, Jonah, JR on April 19, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for your family. May you cherish the good memories with one another.
Posted by Carol Frey on April 19, 2017
Alice, Lee and family. I am so sorry to hear if the loss of your Dad. Rest in the knowledge that your Dad is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Hugs to you my dear friend
Posted by Jerry and Rosemary Poeschl on April 19, 2017
So sorry to hear of your dads passing. You and your families will be in our prayers.
Our sympathies to you all.
Posted by Denny hohn ( son of Sylvester Hohn) on April 19, 2017
You have my deepest sympathy. I have not seen Bert or Delores for years but I have many memories of family get togethers
Posted by Mary Schoenfelder & Carol Sundall on April 19, 2017
Our sincerely sympathy on the passing of Bert. He was always such a jolly guy. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.
Posted by Camilla McArthur on April 19, 2017
Jon, my prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Bonnie Griffith on April 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Jennie Larsen on April 19, 2017
Cherish all the good memories in your heart. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on April 19, 2017
We send our Sympathy to the Puetz family. May all the good Memories of life with Bert bring you Comfort & Peace all the days.
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on April 19, 2017
He will be missed by many!
Our Sympathies to the family and their families.
Posted by Christopher Puetz on April 19, 2017
You will be greatly missed and thanks for all your support preparing me to be the man and father that I am today. Love your Son, Christopher
Posted by Peter & Carol Bullene on April 19, 2017
Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts an prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Lana Barrett on April 19, 2017
Bert was such caring, loving man. Very Sorry for you loss, we will keep you all in our prayers.
Posted by Connie Hanson on April 19, 2017
Praying that thru these difficult hours, you can rest comfortably in your Saviors everlasting arms.
Posted by Janet and Jerry claseman on April 18, 2017
Prayers to the family
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 18, 2017
So sorry to all of you in this hard time of a great loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you !
Posted by Lori (Moon) Hofer on April 18, 2017
Prayers for all of you now and in the days ahead. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.
Posted by Marcia Rennich on April 18, 2017
Posted by Chad Strand. on April 18, 2017
Hugs and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
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