William Wilbur Pfeifer, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Brewster Health Center in Topeka, Kansas. He was born on May 6, 1927, in Greeley County, Kansas, the son of John J. And Elizabeth M. Deering Pfeifer.
William enlisted in the US Navy shortly following his 17th birthday in 1944. A large number of Naval recruits at the time resulted in his being sent home to work on the farm subject to being recalled, which never occurred.
On August 20, 1950, he married Mary A. Mitchell in Tribune, Kansas. She survives.
William farmed, worked in the hay business with his brother-in-law, Leon Beedy, and worked at Collingwood Grain Elevators in Selkirk and Leoti most of his adult life, eventually managing the Leoti Collingwood facility. William liked working with his hands and spending time manicuring his yard.
Upon retirement and moving to Topeka, he enjoyed helping his son and daughter-in-law with their many projects. His son was continually amazed at his Dad’s patience and ingenuity.
Survivors Include his Wife - Mary A Pfeifer of Topeka, Kansas, One Son - Stanley & Delberta Pfeifer of Topeka, Kansas, and Four Sisters - Helen Messersmith of Salina, Kansas, Theresa Beedy of Salina, Kansas, Alice Shafer of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Lucille Mann of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, brothers Bernard, Edward and Clarence, sisters Sevrena Wimmer, Lorena Swanson, and Arlene Lennox.
Due to the current virus situation, Private Family Graveside services will be held at a later date and time.
Memorials In Lieu Of Flowers can be made to the Carwood Community Church in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.
There will be no calling times.
Interment will be in the Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas.