Roger A. Pfister Sr., 63, of Highland died on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, with the Rev. Chris Hill, senior pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1951 in Highland to Cecil Sr. and Beatrice (Koehler) Pfister. On Jan. 29, 1972, he married Susan Broniec at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. She survives in Highland.
Mr. Pfister enjoyed spending his time at Cloud Nine Ranch, camping and riding four-wheelers with his wife and good friends. He also had a passion for old cars. He enjoyed rebuilding them and had several of which he was very proud.
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After high school, he worked for Richardson Chemical. He then joined the U.S. Navy Seabees (MCB-40) in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1975. He was then employed by Hulcher Emergency Service from 1975-1986 and NutriBasics from 1986-1995.
The biggest title he ever held was being called “Grandpa.” His grandkids came before anything else and were his pride and joy.
He is also survived by his children, Deana (Dale) Frey of Maryville, Cheri (Andrew) Young of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Roger (Eulonda) Pfister Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Arielle and Cali Rinderer, Mackenzie and Camden Frey, Brody, Gracie and Cooper Young, and Nathan Pfister; brothers, Cecil (Lynn) Pfister Jr. of Highland, William (Kim) Pfister of Richwood, Texas, and Robert (Ginger) Pfister of Greensboro, N.C.; sisters, Barbara (Mark) Schauster of Highland, Linda (Greg) Boxell of Highland, and Bonnie Martin of Collinsville; a close friend, Jim VanWinkle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died on April 11, 1977; and his mother, who died on June 25, 1973.
Memorials may be made to Leaps of Love or the Moose Lodge.