Mary Lou Puthoff
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Mary Lou Puthoff, age 66, of Humboldt, SD, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Humboldt, with the Rosary prior to the service. Visitation will be Monday, July 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 at Miller West Funeral Chapel, 6200 West 41st St, Sioux Falls.
Mary Lou Rehfeldt was born January 25, 1947 to Arlie and Rose (Bjorklund) Rehfeldt, Sr., in Sioux Falls, SD. She received her education in the local area and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1965. Mary Lou was united in marriage to Dennis Puthoff on December 17, 1966. The young couple would be blessed with three children, Lori, Lynn, and Scott. Mary Lou worked as an Avon Representative for many years.
She was also a banquet waitress at Howard Johnson's, and was a bartender at the Humboldt Bar.
Mary Lou loved to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling. Mary Lou liked to play card games like "Hand and Foot" or games like BINGO. She really loved selling Avon products to her many customers.
Those who are grateful for having shared Mary Lou's life are: two daughters, Lori Puthoff of Humboldt, and Lynn (Chad) Moe of Sioux Falls; granddaughter, Autumn Puthoff of Humboldt; sister, Rosie (Tom) Sieverding of Humboldt; friend, Robert Mallinger; mother-in-law, Sally Puthoff; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mary Lou is preceded in death by: her husband of 36 years, Dennis; her son, Scott; her parents; her brother, Arlie, Jr; and her father-in-law, Lawrence Puthoff.
Published in The Argus Leader on July 15, 2013