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Earnest Edgar "Earnie" Pfeiffer

July 7, 1923January 28, 2021
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Earnest Edgar “Earnie” Pfeiffer, age 97, of Coldwater, Michigan passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at his home.

He was born on July 7, 1923 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Elmer and Frances (Hartman) Pfeiffer.

Earnie graduated from Elmhurst High School.

After high school he went to work at GE in Fort Wayne, and later joined the United States Navy, serving during WWII. Earnie returned to GE and worked there for 42 years, retiring in 1984.

He married Elaine Delores Bacon on November 11, 1945 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She preceded him in death on November 19, 2016.

Earnie was a member of Lake George Lutheran Chapel. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing golf, and living at the lake.

Survivors include his children, Byron (Amy) Pfeiffer, Bruce (Vicki) Pfeiffer, Barry (Kayla) Pfeiffer, Susan Dunbar, Brad (Cathy) Pfeiffer, Brian (Robin) Pfeiffer, and Bronn (April) Pfeiffer, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Beatrice (Larry) Stebbing.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Brent John Pfeiffer, a son-in-law, Michael Dunbar, his parents, Elmer and Frances Pfeiffer, and siblings, Alice Miller, George Pfeiffer, Arnold Pfeiffer, William Pfeiffer, Isabelle Opliger, Esther “Tess” Miller, Virginia Johnson, Don Pfeiffer, Allen Pfeiffer, and Edith Armington.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon, February 4, 2021 at Lake George Lutheran Chapel, 1540 W 800 N, Fremont, Indiana. Pastor David A. Easterday and Pastor John Schoedel will officiate the service.

There will be one hour of calling prior to the services from 11 am until 12:00 Thursday, prior to the service at the church.

Burial will follow the service at Knauss Cemetery, Kinderhook Township, Coldwater, Michigan.

Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to Lake George Lutheran Chapel or to Riley’s Children’s Hospital.

  • DONATIONS

  • Lake George Lutheran Chapel
  • To Riley"s Children Hospital

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Terry Wieland

February 4, 2021

We were neighbors at Huyck Lake of Ernie and Elaine. We lived next door for all most 10 years. Ernie and Elaine were dear neighbors and we missed them when we moved away. They were friendly and so dear to us. I remember Elaine being a very good cook and Ernie had alot of good "advice" for us. A funny memory of Ernie was when he climbed a ladder to get onto his roof. The ladder fell down and Ernie was stranded up there until our son arrived for a visit and rescued him. We will never forget that. We wish to send our sincere sympathies to the family and send hugs to all of you.
Terry and Lynda Wieland

Shirley Gaff

February 1, 2021

My sincere condolences. I have great Reunion memories of Earnie and Elaine!

Dennis and Linda Pfeiffer

February 1, 2021

Uncle Earnie was such a wonderful man! We loved talking with him at the family reunions. He had some very interesting life stories. We will all miss him. Prayers for his family. Rest in peace Sweet Man!

Alteda Estioko

January 31, 2021

I will always remember Ernie for his kindness and hospitality. I am thankful for letting us stay at his house almost every July. His sense of humor, delicious cooking, taking us fishing and making sure we were having a good stay at the lake are much appreciated. Thank you Ernie and Elaine for everything. We love you always.

John & Holly Pfeiffer

January 31, 2021

We'll miss you, Uncle Earnie.

Vanessa Pfeiffer

January 31, 2021

Grandpa was always “In good shape for the shape he was in”! A kind-hearted, funny, hard-working and loving man, I’m only sad I didn’t spend more time with him and Grandma Elaine. Now they are reunited in Heaven and can watch over the many loved ones they’ve left behind.

Sending love and sympathies to all those who hold him dear in their hearts. A special note of gratitude to his daughter Sue Dunbar, who provided constant care and company to Grandpa in during his final days and years.

Deborah Judy (Shaw)

January 31, 2021

Ernie lived on Paulding Road for years, across the road from my Granndma, Freda Shaw. I wondered, for a second, if this was the "Ernie" my Grandma knew? When I got to the part of this obituary
that said he 'loved" fishing, I knew I had the right guy. He was always giving grandma fish! Thanks Ernie, for sharing your catch with my grandma and for being such a good neighbor to her.
Deborah (Shaw) Judy

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