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Obituary: Francis (Fran) Clifford Pfeifer

Francis (Fran) Clifford Pfeifer

Francis (Fran) Clifford Pfeifer

With his Heavenly Father — Francis (Fran) Clifford Pfeifer, born May 21, 1937, in Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, he married Jacoleen on April 4, 1959, in Payson, Gila, Arizona, and died Dec. 27, 2020, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Jacoleen Pfeifer; his daughter, Lana Anderson; two granddaughters, Londyn Dunagin and Katrina Anderson, both of Prescott Valley, Arizona; two grandsons, Scott Anderson of Prescott Valley and Kyle Anderson of Ceder Rapids, Iowa; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fran was raised on a farm in Warsaw County, New York. He joined the Army during the Korean War and he served in the cleanup of Germany. For many years, Fran owned and operated an 18 wheeler commercially. For a time, Fran flew an airplane towing banners along the Southern California coast, he then flew pipeline patrol for an oil company. He also flew air freight in the bush of Alaska, he carried freight and passengers into the bush and to many of the small villages. Fran also owned and operated a ranch in the Snowflake area of Arizona.

He retired and moved to Prescott Valley at the request of his grandchildren. He enjoyed sharing with a third generation many fun times. The saying, “They call me Grandpa because partner in crime makes me sound like a bad influence,” fit him perfectly.

He was taken from his family all too soon by complications with the COVID-19 virus. He is well loved and will be sadly missed.

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