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Ann C. Puls

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Ann C. Puls

Sioux Falls, SD ~ Ann C. Puls, 81, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Bethany Nursing Home in Brandon, SD. Private family services have been held. Please direct memorial donations to Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

Mary Ann Cecelia Rathman was born on May 15, 1935 in Olivia, MN to Leonard and Tena (Vanderwerf) Rathman. Ann was raised and received her education in Olivia graduating from Olivia High School.

Ann was united in marriage with Robert A. Puls on June 29, 1957 in Mason City, IA. Ann and Robert were blessed with five daughters. Ann was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Ann enjoyed fishing, working in her garden, sewing, macramé, woodworking and bowling. Above all she loved spending time with her family.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Robert A. Puls, Brandon, SD; five daughters: Dara (Mike) Wibben, Colorado Springs, CO, Cindy (Mike) Sheehan, Sioux Falls SD, Diane (Tim) Larson, Watertown, SD, Shari Nickerson, Greenwood, AR, and Bobbi Jo Olson, Pinckneyville, IL; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three siblings: Angie Rathman, Lake Lillian, MN, Eugene "Bud" Rathman, Minneapolis, MN, and Darlene (Paul) Haney, Spicer, MN; brother-in-law, Don (Arlys) Puls, Minneapolis, MN; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Tena Rathman; two sons-in-law: Dan Nickerson and Bob Olson; three brothers, Donald, Leonard Jr. "Butch" and Edward Rathman; and one sister, Marge Bernhagen. An online registry is available at
Published in The Argus Leader on June 12, 2016
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