OBITUARY

Lela Margaret Pfeil

April 10, 1936November 10, 2020
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Lela Margaret Pfeil, 84, passed away on November 10, 2020 in a Houston hospital. She was born April 10, 1936 in Sturgis, Mississippi to Woodrow Wilson Blankenship and Lillian Pearle Hunt Blankenship.

She moved around with her parents until her Dad passed away when she was seven. Margaret and her mother then moved to Houston, Texas. She grew up in Houston. Her future husband moved next door to her after he moved to Houston to work.

Margaret and Calvin Pfeil were married on September 4, 1949 in Shiner, Texas. Over the next few years they moved to various places in Texas and Louisiana. They settled in Shiner before moving to El Campo in 1957. The family then moved to Victoria in 1970. Margaret worked 25 years for Kmart until she retired.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Calvin Pfeil, Jr. (Nancy) of El Campo, Michael Pfeil (Sandy), Robert Pfeil (Shirley) and William Pfeil (Pam) all of Victoria; brother–in-law, Kenneth Pfeil (Bonnie) of Seguin; a niece, two nephews,13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin R. Pfeil; step-father, John Stehlik, Jr.; sisters, Benine Wernecke, Clarissa Stehlik, and Ruby Stehlik Baker; brother, John Stehlik III; brother-in-law, Ivan Pfeil; sisters-in-law, Lucille Pfeil and Evelyn Pfeil; daughter-in-law, Doris Pfeil; grandson, Paul Green and great grandson, Colt Shugart.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 4 to 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 4102 N Ben Jordan in Victoria. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Pfeil, Micheal Pfeil, Jr., Stephen Pfeil, Clayton Pfeil, Shane Pfeil, Tommy Green, Tim Green, Ashley Green and Adam Pfeil. Honorary pallbearers will be all grandchildren, niece and nephews.

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  • FAMILY

  • Calvin R. Pfeil, Husband (deceased)
  • Woodrow W. Blankenship, Father (deceased)
  • Lillian P. Hunt Blankenship Stehlik, Mother (deceased)
  • Calvin (Nancy) Pfeil Jr., Son
  • Michael (Sandra) Pfeil, Son
  • Robert (Shirley) Pfeil, Son
  • William (Pam) Pfeil, Son
  • Benine Wernecke, Sister (deceased)
  • Clarissa Stehlik, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruby Stehlik Baker, Sister (deceased)
  • John Stehlik III, Brother (deceased)
  • Kennert (Bonnie) Pfeil, Brother-in-law
  • Lela also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 8 great great-grandchildren, 1 niece, and 2 nephews, all of whom will cherish her memory.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeffrey Pfeil
  • Michael Pfeil Jr.
  • Stephen Pfeil
  • Clayton Pfeil
  • Shane Pfeil
  • Tommy Green
  • Cody Shugart
  • Tim Green
  • Ashley Green
  • Grandchildren, Honorary
  • Great Grandchildren, Honorary
  • Great Great-Granchildren, Honorary
  • Niece and Nephews, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Janie Fitzgerald

November 18, 2020

Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss.
We have many special memories of Margaret and Calvin from our years together as a K-Mart family.
May she rest in peace as she meets her Heavenly Father and is joined together in happiness as she is reunited again with Calvin. We will keep Margaret and her family in our prayers.

Sheryl Schmidt

November 17, 2020

Pam and William, so very sorry for your loss. I know that she will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my prayers.

Kim Smith

November 17, 2020

Margaret was the quintessence of a true southern lady. I loved visiting with her and was always touched by the stories she told. The love she and Calvin shared was the “real deal.” I wish I knew their precious family more, however, I have so enjoyed visiting with Ashley and Robert and was always honored when they would ask me to pray for Margaret. Calvin and Margaret were special to me.
I know Margaret snd Calvin are together with their precious Lord Jesus now. May they rest in His arms eternally.
God bless the family and my prayers are with you all.
Blessings,
Kim Smith

Donna & John Drake

November 17, 2020

Mike,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Donna & John

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Biography

Victoria - Lela Margaret Pfeil, 84, passed away on November 10, 2020 in a Houston hospital. She was born April 10, 1936 in Sturgis, Mississippi to Woodrow Wilson Blankenship and Lillian Pearle Hunt Blankenship.

She moved around with her parents until her Dad passed away when she was seven. Margaret and her mother then moved to Houston, Texas. She grew up in Houston. Her future husband moved next door to her after he moved to Houstonto work.

Margaret and Calvin Pfeil were married on September 4, 1949 in Shiner, Texas. Over the next few years they moved to various places in Texas and Louisiana. They settled in Shiner before moving to El Campo in 1957. The familythen moved to Victoria in 1970. Margaret worked 25 years for Kmart until she retired.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Calvin Pfeil, Jr. (Nancy) of El Campo, Michael Pfeil (Sandy), Robert Pfeil (Shirley) and William Pfeil (Pam) all of Victoria; brother–in-law, Kenneth Pfeil (Bonnie) of Seguin; a niece, two nephews,13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin R. Pfeil; step-father, John Stehlik, Jr.; sisters, Benine Wernecke, Clarissa Stehlik, and Ruby Stehlik Baker; brother, John Stehlik III; brother-in-law, Ivan Pfeil; sisters-in-law,Lucille Pfeil and Evelyn Pfeil; daughter-in-law, Doris Pfeil; grandson, Paul Green and great grandson, Colt Shugart.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 4 to 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 4102 N Ben Jordan in Victoria. Burialwill follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Pfeil, Micheal Pfeil, Jr., Stephen Pfeil, Clayton Pfeil, Shane Pfeil, Tommy Green, Tim Green, Ashley Green and Adam Pfeil. Honorary pallbearers will be all grandchildren, niece and nephews.

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