Donald Pfeifer Sr.

COAL CITY—Donald L. Pfeifer Sr., 85, of Coal City, IL, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Park Pointe Healthcare in Morris, IL.

Born May 12, 1931 in Dwight, IL, he was the son of Lloyd and Aleila (nne Neth) Pfeifer.  Donald was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a lifelong farmer in Goodfarm Township and was a member and board member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City.  He also served on the board of the Grundy County Conservation, Goodfarm Township Trustee and Goodfarm Township school board member, and United Way.  He was also a member of the Coal City Lions Club.  Surviving are his wife, Doris (nee Southcombe), whom he married June 25, 1952; three children, Donald (Mary) Pfeifer Jr., Linda (Charles) Basham and Melissa (Dean) Vigna; nine grandchildren: Sarah (Adam) Chaddock, Joseph (Tyleen) Pfeifer, Michael (Maegan) Pfeifer, Daniel (Leslie) Pfeifer, Patrick (Jordan) Pfeifer, Julia (Andrew) Williams, Timothy (Erika) Basham, Matthew (Laura) Basham and Allison (Justin) Anderson; 12 great-grandchildren: Abigail Chaddock, Lillian Chaddock, Beatrice Chaddock, Colin Pfeifer, Camryn Pfeifer, Beckett Pfeifer, Sullivan Pfeifer, Nolan Pfeifer, Sadie Pfeifer, Aven Basham, Addison Basham, and Gavin Basham; special cousin, Kathy (Hubert) Grush and nieces and nephews.  
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, William Pfeifer and Robert Pfeifer.  
Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Hughey officiating.  Interment will follow in Goodfarm Township Cemetery.  
The visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, from 4-8 p.m.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to New Hope Presbyterian Church, Joliet Area Community Hospice or the nursing scholarship at Coal City High School.  
For more information and to visit his online guestbook, log onto or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.