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David James Pfaff

September 4, 1939 January 27, 2019
David James Pfaff
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Obituary for David James Pfaff

David J. Pfaff, age 79 of Black River Falls and formerly of Sun Prairie, Waterloo and Warrens, WI died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on September 4, 1939 in Columbus, WI, the son of Ralph and Elaine (Henke) Pfaff. He was predominately raised and educated in Sun Prairie. David married the love of his life on June 23, 1962 at St. Mary’s Church in Tomah. They had 2 sons.

David proudly served in the US Navy from March 1958 until September 1981 and retired as a Master Chief (E9). His military awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, 2 Joint Service Commendations Medals, Vietnam Service Medal and 6 Good Conduct Awards. During his military service, he and his family were stationed in numerous places but there most enjoyable ones were their 3 years in Stuttgart, Germany and the 5 years in Brussels, Belgium where they met many longtime friends.

David enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, but most of all playing cards, mainly dirty clubs or euchre with his fellow card players on Thursday afternoons.

He is survived by his wife; 2 sons: Scott (Jacqueline) and Troy (Jann); 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mardell, Dorothy and Faye; 4 nieces, 2 nephews and many cousins.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers-in-law Anthony, Arlan and Richard; and a nephew Jeff.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Buswell Funeral Home, 106 S. 2nd St., Black River Falls with full military honors. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior. Burial will take place at a later date at the Black Hills National Cemetery, South Dakota.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mayo-Clinic Health System Cancer Center, 800 West Ave. South, La Crosse, WI 54601


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

10:00 AM 4/6/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Buswell Funeral Home

106 S 2nd Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Buswell Funeral Home
106 S 2nd Street Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

6

Apr

11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Buswell Funeral Home

106 S 2nd Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Buswell Funeral Home
106 S 2nd Street Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States
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