James “Jim” Richard Puls, 93, of Geneseo, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Rockford, IL. Pastor Violet Johnicker will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the mausoleum, prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52242.
Jim was born March 1, 1929, the son of Alfred John and Hjerdis Berjet (Groalid) Puls, Sr., in Dubuque, IA. He graduated from Dubuque High School. On February 5, 1955, Jim married Lois Arlene Steward. She preceded him in death. He was employed as a financial banker until his retirement.
Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Michael (Dianne) Puls, Dallas, TX, Lowell (Donna) Puls, South Bend, IN, and John (Sheila) Puls, Geneseo, IL; grandchildren, Bryan (Wendy) Puls, Leah (Heath) Suthers, Daniel (Rachel) Puls, Tyler (Ellen) Puls, and Katie (Jared) Puls.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Hjerdis Puls; his loving wife, Lois Puls; grandsons, Garrett Puls and Jeremy Puls; siblings, Alfred, Robert, Jean, William, and Charles.