Obituary: Richard Puls


Richard “Dick” A. Puls, 84, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home. Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 (today), at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation was held between 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Dick’s name to the Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department, or the charity of your choice. Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Dick was born the son of Alvin and Bernice (Peters) Puls on Nov. 3, 1935. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957.  He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sally Wiese, on Sept. 12, 1959, in Davenport.

He worked for Torrance Electric for 14 years, Caterpillar for 15 years, and retired from Genesis Systems in 1999. He was a hard worker and a perfectionist.  He enjoyed taking care of his cars, house, and yard.  He loved dancing with his wife, watching NASCAR, listening to country music, telling jokes, and talking to people.

Those missing him dearly include, his loving wife of 60 years, Sally, “my gal Sal”; children, Sue (John) Strazewski, Steve (Georgia) Puls, Tim (Kim) Puls, and Tami Rowley; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Linda (Jerry) Wilson; one nephew and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Edwin Johannsen.

A special thanks to the Good Samaritan Society and Genesis Hospice for their compassionate care.


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