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James Francis Puhl, Jr.

September 9, 1934 January 28, 2019
James Francis Puhl, Jr.
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Obituary for James Francis Puhl, Jr.

James Francis Puhl Jr., 84, of Waterloo, died Monday, January 28, at UnityPoint Allen Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 9, 1934, in Waterloo, the son of James Sr, and Mildred Hildebrand Puhl. He married Betty Bandy in Galena, Ill, and she preceded him in death in 2010. He married Peggy Wheeland on February 12, 2012 in Hawaii.

Jim served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was employed as a machinist at John Deere for twenty-nine years. After retirement, he was employed as a truck driver with Stuber and Wheeler Autobody. He was Past Commander of VFW Post 1623 and was able to participate in the Honor Flight.

Survivors include: his wife Peggy of Waterloo; a son, Jamie of Waterloo; a daughter, LouAnne (Mike) Kielty of Waterloo; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Linda (Dennis) Heiser of Waterloo, Paula Floyd of Jesup and Delores Steiner of Waterloo; three step-children, Vickie (Bryant) Baker of Volga, Chad (Crystal) Nicholson of Volga, and KinDee (Eric) Durnan of Wadena; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Clara Bohonek of Platteville, Wis.

Preceded in death by: a brother, Doug Puhl; two sisters, Annette Crinigan and Sandy Biretz.

Services: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street with inurnment at a later date in Waterloo Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Waterloo Amvets Post 19 and Evansdale Amvets Post 31, assisted by the Naval Honor Guard. Public visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 1, and also one hour prior to services Saturday.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.


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Visitation

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4:00 PM 2/1/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/1/2019 8:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Visitation also one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

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Feb

11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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