A TRIBUTE TO ROY PULS
A Tribute to Roy Puls
With the passing of Roy Puls, (1913-2010), the Seymour Historical Society lost an avid supporter. I first met Roy in the 1970s when my father, Elmer, told me to “Look up the Puls boys.” Dad played baseball for Hortonville and during the 30s his team had quite a rivalry with Seymour. He described the “Puls boys” Roy and Ralph, as, “not very big, but quick and good hitters.” Often when I would see Roy at Music in the Park, he would ask about my Dad and tell a story or two. Roy’s recollections about the baseball days were in our June 2009 newsletter and can be found on our Website
(www.seymourhistory.org) titled, Seymour Baseball in the 1930s.
Since Roy’s memory was always sharp, it is fortunate I had the opportunity to record a couple hour discussion with him and Don and Frieda Feurig. Excerpts of that conversation will be made available in the new museum. He enjoyed talking about the early days with an emphasis on sports, early Seymour businesses and his days as a cheese maker.
Roy was always willing to answer questions and told fascinating stories about trips to the Chicago Cub games and traveling to Packer – Bear games in the Windy City. On a couple occasions we took a break from history and paused for refreshments, or as Roy said, “The Seventh Inning Stretch.” Roy was a lifetime member of the SCHS, an ardent supporter of the new museum project, and a great resource of knowledge about the community. Fortunately, he found the time to share and preserve his recollections.