Richard J. Puffenberger Sr., 91, of Tiffin, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Friedman Village Assisted Living, Tiffin.
Richard was born June 1, 1921, in Tiffin, to Earl J. and Gretchen (Daus) Puffenberger. He married Dorothy Angus Sept. 30, 1944, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Rick (Becky) Puffenberger Jr. of Sylvania and Jim (Deb) Puffenberger of Bratenahl; one daughter, Judy (Bob) Zimmerman of Sidney; eight grandchildren, Greg, Geoff, Mark (Allie), Matt, Sarah and Mary Zimmerman, Mike (Kathryn) Puffenberger and Katie (Rob) Wambo; and one great-grandson, Cooper Zimmerman.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jane Catherine Puffenberger; and two sisters, Sr. Mary Gretchen, OSU, and Alice Mehling.
Richard was a 1939 graduate of Calvert High School and was voted by his peers for the May Crowning. He managed and owned Puffenberger Floor Coverings. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, past Grand Knight of the Tiffin Knights of Columbus, where he was an honorary life member and was a board member and officer of St. Joseph Federal Credit Union for 37 years. He was also a member of the Serra Club of Tiffin and Holy Name Society. He delivered Mercy Hospital Mobile Meals as a volunteer and volunteered at St. Francis Home. He was an avid woodworker, doing much of the craftwork for the Josephines.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Revs. Joseph Szybka and Frank Murd concelebrating. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Calvert Catholic Schools, St. Francis Senior Ministries or Community Hospice Care in care of the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory.
To send condolences, view the celebration of life video or for directions to the funeral home, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.