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Jean Puffer

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Funeral services for Jean (Mrs. Willis) Puffer, 88, of Faribault, Minn., and formerly Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 9, 2012, at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault. Rev. Dennis Tamke will officiate the service.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 8, 2012, at Boldt Funeral Home, and also at church for one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Mrs. Puffer passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.

Flora Jean, the daughter of John and Edith (Hoover) Ring, was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School with the Class of 1941. She married Willis Puffer on June 8, 1946, in Faribault. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1991.

Jean lived in Spencer from 1963 to 2009, when she moved back to Faribault. She was previously employed as a teacher at a country school and held various secretarial jobs, including Clay County Social Services in Spencer. Jean was involved at the Spencer Senior Center and enjoyed playing bridge, reading and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Marian Gangloff, Dorothy Voge, O.H. "Bud" Ring, Florence Lawson, Helen Sellner, Margaret Puffer and Avison "Buck" Ring.

She is survived by four children: Mary (and Gary L.) Templin of Mankato, Minn., Edith (and Dan) Reiman of Spring Lake Park, Minn., Bob (and Ellen) Puffer of Waukon, and Jim (and Kim) Puffer of Walker, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way; one sister, Hazel Voss of St. Charles, Minn.; two brothers, John W. (and Loretta) Ring of St. Paul, Minn., and James (and Maren) Ring of Albert Lea, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Mankato, Minn. Special Olympics.

Boldt Funeral Home of Faribault, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.