Berneice Agnes (Puetz) Feiner was born on January 10, 1935 to William and Mary (Grohs) Puetz on the farm west of Ethan. She was the youngest of ten children. She attended country school at Rome 36 for grades 1-8 and then attended high school in Ethan, graduating as Valedictorian in 1953. After high school she attended nurses training at Sacred Heart Nursing School in Yankton and graduated as an RN in 1956. After graduation, she traveled to Seattle, Washington and worked for about a year. She returned to South Dakota and worked at the Parkston Clinic for Dr. McCann. On April 15, 1958 she married Francis Feiner at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ethan. She was diagnosed with MS in 1962. She retired from Dr. McCann’s office in 1964. She continued to work as a bookkeeper for Feiner Trucking, retiring in 1989. She spent her retirement years going to Arizona for the winter. She also enjoyed going to church and uptown for coffee with the ladies. She loved to attend her grandchildren’s ball games and school activities. She spent most of her time at home watching baseball games on TV and petting and scratching Kirby (Doug and Beth’s dog).
She is survived by one son Doug (Beth) Feiner, Mitchell; one daughter, Denise Wessel, Gilbert, AZ; and five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers: Bert, MN, and George, Mitchell, and one sister, Devonia Oster, Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fran in 2014; son-in-law, Will; three brothers: Harold, Clyde, and Clarence Puetz; three sisters: Genevieve Feterl, Barb Bowar, and Esther Claseman.