Attorneys are trying to agree on whether Kirby Puckett’s ashes should be given to his two children, or divided in another manner, perhaps involving his fiancee, Jodi Olson, who was living with Puckett when he died.
Olson has said she and Puckett planned to wed in June. Puckett got divorced several years ago from Tonya Puckett, the mother of his children, Catherine and Kirby Jr.
Attorneys for both sides met Wednesday in Minneapolis but were unable to reach an agreement.
“This is just unbelievable,” a frustrated Tonya Puckett said Wednesday, speaking on behalf of her children. “My kids have been through so much.”
Olson’s brother-in-law, Mike Jacobs, said “she has made a request for a portion of the remains.”
Bridget Logstrom, a Minneapolis attorney representing Puckett’s children, said if the issue isn’t resolved in their favor by Friday, she’ll file a petition in Maricopa County, Ariz., where Puckett’s estate is in probate, by early next week.
“The children want their father’s remains,” Logstrom said.
Since John Henry Williams is no longer alive to help mediate, I’d like to humbly suggest that Puckett’s ashes remain in the possession of Bob Costas until this dispute is resolved.