September 28, 1934 - August 13, 2015

 

Bernard Franklin Pfaff, 80, of Princeton, MN, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton.

Bernie was born on September 28, 1934, in Grey Eagle Township, the son of John and Marguerite (Day) Pfaff. He attended school in Pleasant Valley, Burtrum and graduated from Swanville High School. Bernie was united in marriage to Irene Meyer on November 17, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pierz, MN. The couple moved to Minneapolis where they lived for 12 years, then to Cambridge where they lived for 38 years and raised their family. They moved to Princeton in 2006 where they currently reside.

Bernie was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Parish in Princeton. He worked at NW Corrugated Box Co. in NE Minneapolis for 11 years. He also worked at Onan Corp. for 31 years. His family was very important to him, he especially loved his grandchildren. Bernie enjoyed fishing, dancing, reading, playing cards, gardening and spending time outdoors. He was a social butterfly and a friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

Bernie is survived by his loving wife Irene of Princeton; children, Daryl (Marsha) of Cambridge, Sharon Nelson of Andover, LeRoy (Lisa) of Princeton and Dean (Teresa) of Princeton; grandchildren, Brian, Natasha, Justin, Noel, Tara, Amy, Jordan, Kara, Tyler, Tristen and Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Kalen, Shayla, Kahlaya, Joyce, Anastasia, Kalani, Mahina, Chelsey, Ashlyn, Jaya, Blake, Dwayne, Weston and Ruby; great-great-grandchild Asa; brother Glen Pfaff; sisters-in-law, Mary Pfaff and Ann Pfaff; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Gary; siblings, Maxine (Tony) Lawrence, Donna (Leonard) Johnson, Harriet (Elmer) Neilsen, Audrey (Mike) Taube, Calvin Pfaff, Norman Pfaff; and sister-in-law Esther Pfaff.

A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish – North Campus in Princeton. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 4-8PM with a prayer service beginning at 7PM at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery in Princeton.