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Puls, Wayne William 1920-2012


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Date: 3/13/2021 at 15:34:08

Wayne William Puls
September 29, 1920 - January 17, 2012
Grinnell, Iowa

Wayne W. Puls, 91, of Grinnell died January 17, 2012, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Kalen Barkholtz, Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Organist will be Teresa Ziegenmeyer and vocalist Barb Chitwood. Pallbearers will be Greg, Randy, Matt and Eric Puls, Dan Gibson and Dan Slagle. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Malcom.

Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Grinnell Fire Department.

Wayne was born September 29, 1920, on the family farm near Malcom, the son of Elmer Louis and Sylvia Mable Baustian Puls. He was raised in Malcom Township and attended rural school near his home. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II.

On October 13, 1942, he was united in marriage to Jean Slagle, in Lancaster, Missouri. The couple lived in Grinnell where he was briefly employed at 7-Up bottling before he opened Wayne's Auto Body and Paint Shop in 1952. He owned and operated the business for 40 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a 35 year member and past president of the Grinnell Volunteer Fire Department.

Wayne was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed attending his son's school activities and never missed any of their football games from junior high through college. He cherished his time with his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball and football. He especially enjoyed attending Iowa Hawkeyes football games with his family.

Survivors include two sons, Greg (Jean) Puls of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Randy (Laurel) Puls of Fort Dodge; one sister, Ruth (Richard) Hasselbrink of Grinnell; four grandchildren, Dan Gibson, Matt, Megan and Eric Puls; and two great-grandchildren, Daylen and Tate Gibson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean in 2008; two sisters, Theresa Schultz and Norma Griffin; and two brothers, Shirley and Robert Puls. ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register 19 Jan 2012.


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