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Brian J Puotinen

Obituary for Brian J Puotinen

October 18, 1964 - October 17, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 52

Loving Husband and Father


Brian Joseph Puotinen, age 52, of McHenry passed away on October 17, 2017 in McHenry.
He was born on October 18, 1964 in Woodstock, the son of Melvin C. and Twyla C. (Hackensmith) Puotinen. He married Karen E. Puotinen on June 26, 2014.
Brian was a loving husband and a caring father. He loved relaxing and spending quality time with his wife, Karen. Brian enjoyed playing softball and darts with his son Brian (Bear), and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan who had a great love for animals, in particular their dog Bogart whom he and his wife loved to take on early morning walks.
Brian proudly served in the US Army National Guard for eight years serving as a light vehicle mechanic. Later, he worked as a building inspector and obtained his associates degree in Applied Sciences in Construction Management from McHenry County College.
Brian is survived by his wife Karen; his son Brian (Crystal) Puotinen of Wonder Lake, IL; his sisters Brenda Barr, Betty Kayse, and Beverly Dial; as well as his mother-in-law Linda Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by his mother Twyla Puotinen and his sister Barbara Puotinen.
Memorial Visitation will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry IL. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Brian's name may be directed to McHenry County Animal Control and Adoption Center 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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