Evelyn Puffer, age 75, of Cambridge died unexpectedly at home January 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 29th at Common Ground United Methodist Community in Cambridge with Pastor Jean Rollin officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 28th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also one hour prior to the funeral Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Evelyn was born May 8, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Glen and Verna MacLean. She was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School. On December 6, 1958 Evelyn married James Puffer. They moved to Isanti in 1972 and to Cambridge in 1978.
Evelyn began her newspaper career as a writer for the Isanti County News in 1976. Her talents were soon recognized and the newspaper’s owner, Elmer Andersen, later promoted her to editor in 1982. She retired from the newspaper in March 2006. Evelyn loved to write and edit, and photography. It was her passion, and she was excellent at it.
Evelyn was an avid reader and she also loved to travel. She especially enjoyed trips to the Gulf Coast of Mexico, to the mountains of Wyoming and also Tennessee. She appreciated God’s creations and the beauty of the ocean. Evelyn loved watching the wildlife near her home and especially the birds. She was a long time member of the Common Ground United Methodist Community in Cambridge and was active in the community in many ways. She was involved in many community organizations, such as the Cambridge Rotary Club and the Harbor Room Cancer Resource Center. She will be dearly missed.
Evelyn Puffer passed away unexpectedly January 24, 2015 at home at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 16 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and by one son, Michael James; two daughters, Deborah Lynn and Stephanie Carole; one brother, Don MacLean; and two sisters, Jean Holmes, and Marilyn Elliot.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, James; daughter, Michelle of Cambridge; several children who adopted her and Jim as grandparents; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.