John  Dwight Puppel was born February 19, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to John Darin Puppel DVM and Virginia Ely Puppel RN. After movingto several other cities with Department of Agriculture stock yard offices, the family settled in Saint Joseph, MO, where John graduated from Central High School (1973). He earned a BS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri- Columbia.

John worked as a manager for Nickerson Farms, in the finance office of Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, with the IRS and with Brookstone (Mexico MO).

John passed away peacefully June 16, 2017, at home with family near. He is survived by sister Cynthia Puppel Stofiel; brother Thomas Darin Puppel; nephews Jeffrey Michael Stofiel, Michael Puppel Stofiel (Amelia Nelson), Darin Puppel (Bailey); niece Sue Puppel Smith (Chris); great-niece Sophie; great-nephews Noah and Shiloh; and cousins in Ohio and Italy.

John's great contentment was porch sitting on a summer evening, listening to a Royalsbaseball game. Please consider making a donation in his name to The Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy, ATTN Angel McGee, c/o Royals Stadium, 1 Royals Way, KCMO 64129.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For information, write to JDP Memorial, c/o PO Box 30118, KCMO 64112.