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Carl Edward Pfeiffer of Lawrenceville

  • Carl Pfeiffer of Lawrenceville

    Carl Pfeiffer of Lawrenceville

updated: 8/6/2021 5:05 PM

Carl Edward Pfeiffer of Lawrenceville passed on Sunday July 18, 2021.

Carl was born and raised in Wabash County. He was the firstborn son of William J. and Ida M. (Herschelman) Pfeiffer of Browns. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.

He was an Eagle Scout, a Lions Club member, a Kiwanis Club member, an American Legion member, a Master Mason in Masonic Blue Lodge of Albion, Illinois, a 33 degree Mason of Taylorville, Illinois, a member of Sigma Epsilon Phi (an honorary Agricultural Extension organization), a Noble of the Mystic Shine-Ansar of Springfield, Illinois, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.

Carl enjoyed traveling to many locales including Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, and cruises to many Caribbean Islands.

Carl married M. Eloise Cummins on Oct. 25, 1959 in Springfield. He greatly loved and supported his family. He worked for years in Agricultural Extension and then as an Agricultural Sales Manager, selling agricultural goods. He retired in 1990 and enjoyed his retirement. All his life he liked a number of hobbies: hunting, fishing, photography, a love of music, geology, antique collecting, studying Native American culture, and collecting rocks. Carl had a continuing passion for nature, family, and people of all walks of life, learning and listening. He enjoyed sharing his own stories and the wisdom of others.

His beloved wife Eloise passed away July 20, 2009. He is survived by his three children, Doug Pfeiffer with wife Debbie of Adel, Iowa, Diane Hofferbert with husband Dave of Niles, Michigan, and Dru Pfeiffer with wife Melody of Louisville, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Matt Conder, Emily Lardner, Kala Hofferbert, Hannah Lardner, Zach Bury and wife Kirsten, and Lauren Dunkin with husband Shane; along with seven great-grandchildren.

He had a brother, Leo Pfeiffer, and a sister, Lois Brock, both of whom preceded him in death.

Carl's funeral service was Saturday, July 24 at Cunningham-Young Funeral Home, 1522 State St. Lawrenceville, IL, with burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery.

A visitation was held Friday July 23 with a Masonic service at the Cunningham-Young Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made directly to First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville for an Eternal Light or Lawrence County Meals on Wheels or sent through the funeral home.

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