Puchner, William M. "Bill" After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Billy Puchner, age 50, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home in Webster, Wl. Billy was born on November 28, 1962 in Minneapolis, MN, attended St. Joseph Elementary School In Hopkins, MN, Benilde-St. Margaret High School in St. Louis Park, MN and University of Minnesota, Duluth. He was President of Glass & Mirror Works, Inc. in Webster. He married the love of his life, Heidi Dykstra in 2011 and gained two beautiful step-daughters. Billy had a love for hockey, snowmobiling, Jeeping, Harley riding, hunting, fishing, an endless love for his springers, and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoyed time at the family cabin with his mom, brothers and their families. Billy had the ability to put a smile on anyone's face no matter what the circumstance. Billy was preceded in death by his father, William J. Puchner. He is survived by his wife, Heidi Puchner, step-daughters, Brooke & Paige Bird; mother, Bluette Puchner, Webster; brothers, Chris Puchner (Heidi), St. Louis Park, MN and Andy Puchner (Jessica), New Germany, MN; nephews Eli, Drew, and Luke Puchner, Gus and Griffin Dykstra; nieces, Nora Mae Puchner, Alesi and Hanna Evavold, Marissa Borg, and loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and many friends. Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Webster, Wl on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life dinner to follow at the Event Center, Highways 35/70 In Siren, Wl.
Published in Star Tribune on Jan. 10, 2013