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 PoseyCounty farm to Andrew and Laura (Niehaus)
Her first three years of high
school were spent at Mt.VernonHigh School. She transferred to ReitzHigh 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 PurdueUniversity, she went to work as a cook when MarrsElementary
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
Funeral service will be held
October 17, 2012 at Immanuel
United Church of Christ with burial to follow in the Immanuel UCC cemetery.
Visitation will be from to
Tuesday at Schneider Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon, and from to service time Wednesday at the church.