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Willis Robert Pfieffer

Funeral services for Willis R. Pfieffer, age 74, of Hayward will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Father Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Willie died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his home.

Willis R. Pfieffer was born January 30, 1942 in Blooming Prairie, the son of Willis and Mildred (Hunter) Pfieffer.  He attended Westfield Township Country School in rural Blooming Prairie until his sixth grade year.  Moving to Claremont, he attended Claremont Public School where he graduated in 1960.  Willie was an all-around athlete playing football, basketball, and baseball.  After high school, he attended Rochester Junior College where he played basketball.  On August 31, 1963, Willie married Barbara Marie Kycek at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea.  After farming for 30 years, he was a salesman at Hayward Implement as well as helping with seasonal farming for his good friend Loren Lair and was the Boys’ B-Squad Basketball Coach at Glenville High School.

Willie was a member of several areas boards including the Hayward Elevator, Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, Hayward Township, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He was also a member of the Boosters Club of Hayward and previously served as the Mayor of Hayward.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, owning his own antique store filled with treasures he would find at flea markets, dancing, and playing cribbage and whist with his brothers, friends, and family and the neighborhood card club.  Willie loved big hugs from his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends, especially on holidays.

Many thank-yous to Mayo Health System and Hospice.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; children, Bill (Diane) Pfieffer, Brian (Kim) Pfieffer, Debra (Paul Braatz) Pfieffer; grandchildren, Amber, Wil, Joseph, Elizabeth, Emily, Sheldon, Desmorae, Josie; great-grandchild, Lorenzo; brothers, Dick (Shirley) Pfieffer, David (Mary Jo) Pfieffer; in-laws, Rex and Lois Stotts; many special aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, good friends, and extended family.



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Guestbook

Condolences to everyone in the family. I'm a neighbor and school mate of the Pfieffer family from when they went to country school here.We even shared rides to and from school with this family. So many pleasant memories from those days!

To you Richard and David, you have my thoughts and prayers!

   EVAN

Evan Schmeling Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM

Barb & Family,

Sincere sympathy to you all during this difficult time.  Whenever I would see him he always had a hug for me!  Such a wonderful person with such a caring heart.  He will be missed but may his wonderful memories live on in everyone's hearts.

Kimb Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM

Barb & Family,

Sincere sympathy to you all during this difficult time.  Whenever I would see him he always had a hug for me!  Such a wonderful person with such a caring heart.  He will be missed but may his wonderful memories live on in everyone's hearts.

Kimberly Anderson Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM

Barbara:
Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.  I have many memories of Willis but my favorite one is of the time that he taught me how to dance the Two-Step; I was about 10 years old.  He will be missed.  Marilyn

Darwin and Marilyn Haney Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM

RIP Willis, I always enjoyed our visits when I worked at Bayview.  Will miss your smile.

PEGGY WILLIAMSON Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM

We wish to express our sympathy to Barb and the family.

Willis will be missed by so many he touched in the organizations he was active in.

David and Carol Paschka Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Tom Nedved.

To the Family of Willis Our deepest sympathy, his huge smile and joking approach and a great attitude will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We might have lost Willis but we will never lose those memories. Our prayers will be with you through these hard times. Tom & Rachel Nedved

Tom Nedved Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM

Barb & Family:
We have been friends of your family for many years.   Willis and Barb are kind of our second parents.   Will miss the great hugs, sense of humor and knowledgeable advise.   Lots of great memories.   Hold on to those memories as they will help you all feel better.   WP Walton is enjoying a wonderful conversation with him up there.   Probably drinking coffee.
Time and Faith will heal.   Love you all.  Kevin & Terri Walton

Kevin & Terri Walton Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Barb, Bill, Brian and Debra,

herewith my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Willis.
A lot of fond memories.......



Christopher Haskins

Christopher Haskins Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM

I AM SO SORRY BARB...I ALWAYS THOUGHT SO MUCH OF WILLIS AND THE YEARS WE WENT TO ST. MARYS........KNOW I AM THINKING OF YOU SO FEEL SO HONORED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM. RITA ANDERSEN

RITA ANDERSEN Mar 1 2016 12:00 AM