Jon K. Puff

Oct. 11, 2021
Retired Master Sgt. Jon K. Puff, son of Charles R. and Iryllis D. (Gronquist) Puff, was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Topeka, Kansas. He departed this life quickly and unexpectedly Oct. 8, 2021, at the age of 74 years young.
Jon was raised in the Topeka area and graduated from Topeka High School in 1965. Jon was united in marriage to Maxine "Debbie" Rose Balusek Oct. 4, 1968, at Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka. Added to this union were two daughters and a son; Kawehilani Samanda, Kristopher Jon, and Sarahbeth Anne.
Jon served and sacrificed for this country in the United States Army for more than 38 years, honorably serving one tour in Vietnam. Prior to retirement, Jon also worked for the railroad for 36 years; first at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Signal Shop in Topeka and later at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Springfield, Missouri.
Jon is survived by his loving wife, Maxine "Debbie" Rose Puff; daughters Kawehilani (Brady) Liggett and Sarahbeth (Darin) Brock; grandchildren Tyler Liggett, Tyson Brock, Konar Hinman, Katelynn (Jordan) Williams, Ashlynn Bell, Brooklynn Bell, Abigail Liggett, and Madilynn Brock; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles R. and Iryllis D. Puff; an infant son Kristopher J. Puff; his parents-in-law William J. and Maxine R. Balusek; two brothers, David Puff and James "Jimmy" Puff; and brother-in-law Dennis Schimmel.
Throughout his life, Jon shared a hobby with his wife of painting with watercolors and oils. Jon loved to sip tea and coffee on his back porch, take road trips to Branson, travel to Arkansas for Bargains Galore on 64 to look for "shiny things", and cook and smoke meat. Above all, he loved to spend time with his family. His grandchildren had his heart. He was a loving husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, and friend. To know him was to love him. We celebrate his life and will always treasure the memories we have.
Memorial services will be Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Dove Cremations & Funerals, 3700 SW Wanamaker, Topeka. Visitation will be Oct. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be at Memorial Park Cemetery directly after services.
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