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Kenneth Pfiefer

Kenneth Pfiefer, age 73, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 with his loving family at his side.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 1st at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora. Rev. Loras Grell will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1420 9th Street, Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Kenneth Francis Pfiefer, the son of Frank James and Helen Margaret (Jungwirth) Pfeifer, was born at Redfield, South Dakota on September 22, 1946 and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on January 25, 2020, at the age of 73.

Kenny grew up in Orient, South Dakota on the family farm. He was one of 11 children born to Frank and Helen Pfeifer. He went to school in Orient and Faulkton, South Dakota where he finished the 10th grade. Ken was very proud that later in life he earned his GED.

In 1966 Kenny followed the love of his life to Nebraska. After working on a ranch in Valentine, they later moved to York, and put roots down in Aurora because Aurora had sidewalks. On July 29, 1967 Kenny was united in marriage to Sandra L. McGrath in Aurora. They had two children: Rodney and Shannon. Ken worked jobs over the years in Aurora and surrounding towns.

Kenny was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Coffee Club at McDonalds. He enjoyed spending time with family and giving them a hard time and being ornery. He also enjoyed camping and fishing. Kenny liked to work with wood and could make anything and fix anything.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Esther Verbeck and Pearl Gerlach and a brother, Vincent Pfeifer.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sandy of Aurora; son, Rodney (Joy) Pfeifer of Chickamauga, Georgia; daughter, Shannon (Darren) Graves of Aurora; granddaughter, Cheyanne M. Graves of Aurora; two brothers, Joe Pfeifer of Orient, SD and Edward (Shirley) Pfeifer of Miller, SD; five sisters, Dorothy Downing of Redfield, SD, Mary Ann (Roger) Bent of Faulkton, SD, Lucille (Les) Staufer of Watertown, SD, Bobbi (Dick) Frank of Miller, SD and Rosie Hansen of Faulkton, SD and many other family members and friends.

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