February 25, 1930 – July 12, 2013
Robert M. Pfister Sr. passed away on Friday July 12, 2013 at home of Lung Cancer.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday July 17, 2013 at Grandview Park Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Robert was born in Erie, PA on February 25, 1930 to Leo C. Pfister, and Winifred (Hawk) Pfister, he also lived in Union City, PA, and Norfolk, VA, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952, and that is where he met Jeannine whom was working on the Naval base, they married on December 27, 1951.
Robert worked for the Des Moines street cleaning department, and snow removal for over 38 years as a Supervisor, and retired in 1991, He is a member of Highland Park Lutheran Church and loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, Country music, Polka dancing, Antique cars. Robert is survived by his loving Wife Jeannine of 61 years, his children Bob Jr. (Dawn) of Monroe, Christine (Marty) Brooker of Runnells, Dick (Denise) of Runnells, and Steven. Eleven Grandchildren, and ten Great-Grandchildren, brother Leo Pfister of Union City, PA, and many nieces, and nephews, He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and two brothers.The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Peacock for his many years of care he gave Bob & Jeannine. Dr Richard Deming for his care of Bob thru his six lung cancer operations, and radiations, also Dr. Magdi Ghali for his care thru Bob’s heart operations. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Highland Park Lutheran Church or Charity of the Donors Choice.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ GRANDVIEW PARK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel 3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com