Mary Ann Putzier, age 78, died on Friday, November 30,
She excelled in art throughout her school years, beginning in grade school, to high school at Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota and through college, receiving her
She was a high school art teacher in Minnesota for many years. In 1978 she married Matt Putzier and moved to River Falls, Wisconsin. Mary Ann’s favorite mediums were watercolor and porcelain painting. The walls and shelves of family and friends are decorated with her wonderful creations, providing many lasting memories of her fine work.
Mary Ann and her husband, Matt, retired to Danbury, Wisconsin in 1998. They spent summers in Wisconsin and winters in Sun City Hilton Head, South Carolina. In 2014 they moved to Sun City year-round. Her husband, Matt passed away in 2017.
Mary Ann was a member of many art associations and art clubs. She taught at the All About Art Club for 22 years. She created and taught the children’s art program for 10 years. Mary Ann also gave painting lessons out of her home in Danbury, Wisconsin and Sun City in South Carolina. She also took art students to Europe and taught classes in France and Italy. Mary Ann’s many awards are a tribute to her long and remarkable art career.
Mary Ann is survived by her step-son, Tim (Kay) Putzier, step-daughter-in-law, Jessica Putzier, step-grandsons, Max and Zane Putzier. Brothers: Richard (Gloria)Goth, Robert (Clarice) Goth, Donald Goth, Douglas (Allyson) Goth and Sisters: Janice (Stephen) DeSloover, Loris Goth and brother-in-law, Jeremiah Saladin. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Greeting Mary Ann at the time of her death
Special thanks to Niece Janet Servoss who cared for Mary Ann during her last days and to her neighbor Carol, her artist friends from Bluffton and Beaufort. Her Hospice Care nurses and Chaplains were also a great source of Love and Caring.
Cremation was performed by Sauls Funeral Home in Bluffton. There will be a Memorial Service for her in Minnesota next summer.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may take the form of gifts to in her memory. Some of Mary Ann’s favorite charities include The Restoration of Forts Folle Avoine near Danbury, Wisconsin. The School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, Minnesota. All about Art Club in Bluffton, South Carolina and The Society of Bluffton Artists also in Bluffton.
Published in Bluffton Today on Dec. 4, 2018