Sept. 9, 1980 - Dec. 29, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Riley Allen Putz, 33, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013. Riley was born September 9, 1980 in South Bend to Kathleen (McGinnis) Putz of South Bend and Brian Putz of North Liberty; they survive, along with a sister, Jennifer (Jason) Huston; brothers, Brian Putz and Robert Putz; grandfather, Robert Putz; grandmother, Rosemary McGinnis; great-grandmother, Dorothy McGinnis; uncles, Kevin (Mary) Putz, Brian (Charlotte) McGinnis, Mark McGinnis, and Greg (Wendy) McGinnis; aunts, Karen (George) Berringer and Sue (Robert) Marshman; nieces, Natalie Huston and Hailey Huston; and nephews, Jacob Huston, Robert Putz, and Vincent Putz. Riley attended Washington High School, and was employed with Zolman Tire as a Service Advisor. He enjoyed working on cars, riding his Harley, fishing, shooting, watching stupid movies, and having bonfires with his friends and neighbors. Most of all Riley loved playing with his nieces and nephews; and he was known for his smile and hugs. Visitation for Riley will be 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 2, 2014 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. with a Rosary to be prayed at 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Friday, January 3, 2014 in Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Sumption Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family at any Teacher's Credit Union to help with funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 31, 2013