Melvin O. Pfeifer of Minnith died on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at his home. He was 89 years old.
He was born July 25, 1929, in Ste. Genevieve County, a son of Curtis J. Pfeifer and Stella R. (Webery) Pfeifer.
He was married to Dorothy J. (Griffard) Pfeifer on March 27, 1954, and she survives in Ste. Genevieve.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lois Flieg and her husband Tom of St. Mary, Wanda Roth and her husband Jeff of Ste. Genevieve, Donna Fairfax and her husband Ken of Eureka; one son, Craig Pfeifer of St. Mary; two sisters, Ruby Roth of Ste. Genevieve, Annie Roth of Ste. Genevieve; eight grandchildren, Ryan Flieg and his wife Jodi, Nick Flieg and his wife Susan, Sara Flieg and her fiance Samuel Steffan, Curt Roth and his wife Dana, Lauren Sharpe and her husband Justin, Connor Fairfax, Justin Pfeifer, Garrett Pfeifer; and three great-grandchildren, Phoenix Flieg, Kate Roth and Jackson Sharpe, with two on the way.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild, Lindsay Roth.
He was a member of American Legion Post 150 and VFW Post 2210. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He raised a family of four kids, and they were by his side throughout his life.
He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, gardening, sports, and most of all, he loved his family.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 10, at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Roger Faulkner officiated. Burial was at Minnith Cemetery in Minnith with military honors performed by VFW Post 2210. Basler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to VFW Post 2210.