Larry Russell Puffer

August 10, 1940 - April 14, 2020

Larry's Obituary

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Larry Russell Puffer age 79 of Ionia passed away April 14, 2020 in Ionia. He was born August 10, 1940 in Kalkaska the son of Guy and Clemica (Smith) Puffer.  Larry married Elizabeth Greenfield November 11, 1959. She passed away November 19, 2017. He went on to marry Renae Walkington December 9, 2018.

Larry worked for Buchanan Steel in Buchanan, MI, Floorstyle Products in Hastings for 25 years and was an EMT for Mercy, Thornapple and Delton Ambulance service. He also worked in nursing at a long-term care facility before retiring. He was a member of Hastings Seventh-day Adventist Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, leather crafting and wood working.

Larry is survived by his wife Renae of Ionia; children, Larry G. (Debra) Puffer of Lake City, Guy (Rebecca) Puffer II of EauClaire and Louisa (David) Doyle of Missouri; brothers, David (Nancy) Puffer of Big Rapids; mother-in-law, Thelma Walkington; sister-in-law, Susan “Tootsie” Greenfield; The Bryan and Donna Mattson family, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and Renae’s family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, brother, Keith Puffer and sister, Connie.


A private graveside service has taken place.  Arrangements are being cared for by Lake Funeral Home in Ionia. Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to Pathfinders Hastings Hawks. Online condolences may be made at




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