James "Jim" Wallace Pfeffer, of Rochester, MN, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Rochester Rehabilitation & Living Center. Mr. Pfeffer was 91 years of age.
Jim was born December 7, 1926 in Alexandria, MN to Frank and Mayme (Hendricks) Pfeffer. He is preceded in death by his brother, Frank.
Jim spent his formative years in Alexandria before moving to Minneapolis in 1941. On August 6, 1950 Jim was married to Phyllis Bloomer in Morristown, MN, whom he is survived by.
A very social individual, Jim was a lifetime member of the Elks and a longtime member of the Duplicate Bridge Club in Rochester. Jim worked as a plumber for a number of years before starting his own plumbing business, "Pfeffer Plumbing & Heating," which he owned from 1959-1989 and lead him to many long-lasting friendships. An avid golfer, Jim spent many summer days on the courses in and around Rochester with friends and family. When not on land, Jim could be found on any number of lakes fishing and would spend many weeks per year fishing Canadian waters.
In addition to his wife, Phyllis, Jim is survived by his daughter Tamara (James) Nothwehr, son Mike (Judy) Pfeffer, grandchildren Annie (Tim) Skoraszewski, Scott Nothwehr, Greg Pfeffer, and Brad Pfeffer, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am Friday, March 16, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester where Jim and family were longtime congregants. There will be an additional visitation one hour prior the funeral service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be a later date at Oakwood East Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff who helped to care for and support Jim over the years, with special thanks and appreciation to the staff at Rochester Rehabilitation & Living Center, Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center, and Seasons Hospice. Memorials are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation at parkinson.org.
To leave a special memory or condolence please visit ranfranzandvinefh.com
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600
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