Lawrence Pfeffer

August 9, 1924September 25, 2013

PFEFFER Lawrence Earhart Pfeffer passed away on September 25, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Esther Ledig Pfeffer for the 69 years. Father of Susan Elaine Pfeffer (partner Patricia Schell). Larry (as he was called) was the youngest of 11 children of the late Solene Kerth Pfeffer and Harry Pfeffer. Preceded in death by brothers Alton, Henry, Phillip and Roland Pfeffer; sisters Catherine and Mildred Pfeffer, Clara Pfeffer Ostendorf, Sarah Pfeffer Stoltz and Delia Pfeffer Schmidt. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was a machinist by trade and loved it. He came up through the ranks starting at Holzer Sheet Metal. During the war he worked at Higgins Boats working on the landing craft used at Normandy. After the war he worked at Champion Machine Works owned by his older brother, Roland, and learned the craft well. He then went to work for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 32 years, retiring in 1987. Mr. Pfeffer also was a Master Mason in Forum Lodge 395 for 60+ years. He was Master of his lodge in 1957. Larry was a kind and funny man…always ready with a joke. Though a product of the depression, he was generous with a buck. The family could not have gotten thru his last several years without the competent and loving care of his caregivers, Virgina, Kim, Ruth and Gerry. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home 4747 Veterans Blvd. Metairie on Monday September 30, 2013 at 11:00am. Visitation from 9:00am until time of service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2013

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Sybil Schwartz Ballay

September 30, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Karen Kieffer

September 30, 2013

Prayers to the Pfeffer family. Mr. Lawrence was a great neighbor for many years in River Ridge.As he is reunite with all the other neighbors whom passed away over the years.Im sure they opened the gate wide for him. Rest in peace. May god comfort the family and friends.

Bertney Eiermann Jr

September 30, 2013

Miss Esther & Susan, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Lawrence's passing. I remember him as I was a kid growing up on Constance st. God bless you both & him, may he rest in peace.

Mae Evans

September 30, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

wendolyn arabie

September 30, 2013

Susan so sorry I could not be there for you and mom Dad was so funny and told us many jokes when we were kids. He will be missed by many. My mom always called him pretty boy Sending prayers Take Care

Ronald Burger

September 30, 2013

Dear Susan so sorry to hear about Lawrence I grow around the Pfeffer's I was raise by my grand parents Chris and Hazel Kerth. I remember Lawrence so joyful he was.

Gretchen Pfeffer Caillouet

September 30, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Lawrence. He always had a smile and a joke. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Eiermann

September 29, 2013

Byron has many fond memories of Mr. Lawrence as a neighbor. Sincere condolences. May he R.I.P.
Pat & Byron Eiermann

Miki Pfeffer

September 29, 2013

Last of his generation of siblings, Lawrence was indeed a funny man, as were all the Pfeffers. I'm glad you included that in the obituary. He was dear, generous, astute, and caring. I know he has left you many joyful memories and pearls of wisdom. Bless you all.

Charles Jeanfreau

September 28, 2013

So sorry to hear about your dad Susan. It' s been a long time that I first met your dad ,he tried to get me hired at Boland machine shop when we were going out.