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Irma Elvira (Juncker) Pfeiffer, 98, went home to be with her Lord and Savior and loved ones on Friday, October 12, 2012.


She was born on August 18, 1914, in the family home at their rural Posey County farm to Andrew and Laura (Niehaus) Juncker.


Her first three years of high school were spent at Mt. Vernon High School. She transferred to Reitz High School to complete her senior year by living at and working for the principal and his wife to help cover her educational expenses. After graduation she worked at the Mt. Vernon Garment Factory. She married Norman Pfeiffer on August 1, 1936 and became a homemaker in 1941 with the birth of her first of two sons. To help pay for her two sonsí education at Purdue University, she went to work as a cook when Marrs Elementary School began in 1958. She was later promoted to the kitchen manager. In 1964 she left her position to help care for her ailing mother. After the death of her husband in 1974, she worked for Juncker Products for several years. In later years she helped her grandson at HAPCO, Inc. with sales and shipping. Last year, she also published two articles in Vintage Tractor Digest which told about her adventures of growing up on the farm. She attended Immanuel United Church of Christ and enjoyed watching church services on TV throughout her day. Her loved ones will remember how she enjoyed gathering fruits and nuts from the trees in her yard and sharing them with others. She loved to mow her own lawn, ride five miles per day on her stationary bicycle and never passed up homemade ice cream. The bulk of her life, however, was spent selflessly caring for others in need.


Irma was preceded in death by her husband Norman Pfeiffer and her siblings, Arnold Juncker and Inez (Juncker) Pfeiffer.


She is survived by her two sons; Gene Pfeiffer (daughter-in-law Jeanne) of Evansville, Indiana and Dwight Pfeiffer (daughter-in-law Susan) of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and her sister Marilyn (Juncker) Seifert of Mount Vernon, Indiana and her five grandchildren; Brandon Pfeiffer (wife Charlotte), Andrea (Pfeiffer) Siener (husband Jeff), Colette Pfeiffer, Scott Pfeiffer and Darin Pfeiffer. She will also be missed by her five great-grandchildren; Melissa, Delaney and Andrew Pfeiffer, and Nathan and Jenna Siener.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday October 17, 2012 at Immanuel United Church of Christ with burial to follow in the Immanuel UCC cemetery.


Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Schneider Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, and from 10:00 am to service time Wednesday at the church.

Irma E. Pfeiffer