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Keith Pfeifer, 49, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, MN. Visitation will continue on Thursday October 3, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by his memorial service at 11:00 AM at the church. Rev. Mark Gronseth and Rev. Dale Lagodinski will officiate the service. There will also be a memorial service in Cooperstown, ND, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, with visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by his service at 11:00 AM at St. George’s Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Keith Lyle Pfeifer was born on November 23, 1969 in Cooperstown, ND, to Lyle and Jeannette (Pederson) Pfeifer. He grew up on a farm near Cooperstown and graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1988. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served on the USS Belleau Wood. After his honorable discharge, Keith attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND, for Diesel Mechanics. Over the years, he worked for Master Const., Masonite Corp., Richland County Hwy. Dept., Krause Brothers, Prime Board, WCCO, and most recently the RRVW Railroad.
Keith was a loyal, trustworthy, and hard-working man who would have given you the shirt off his back and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was an avid outdoorsman, whether it be hunting, fishing, or even playing outdoor sports such as horseshoes, bags, washers, or kickball. He also enjoyed following the Dallas Cowboys, watching NASCAR, and spending time with his golden retriever, Angel. Keith was very skilled at operating heavy equipment, and he also had a knack for working with his hands, building items like furniture, dog houses, and doll houses. Family was a very important part of Keith’s life. He cherished his time spent with everyone, especially his daughter, Justice.
Keith is survived by his daughter, Justice Pfeifer, Breckenridge, MN; his mother, Jeannette Pfeifer, Cooperstown, ND; his siblings, Susan (Greg) McCullough, Fargo, ND, Bryan (Deb) Pfeifer, Cooperstown, and Kathy (Steve Parish) Kelso, Fargo; his nephews, Rusty Bender, Clint (Alyssa) Kelso, and Damian Pfeifer; his nieces, Sharra (Nick) Lang, Shelbie (Jacob PerDue) Kelso, Kirsten McCullough, and Paige McCullough; grand nieces and nephews, Jailee PerDue, Easton PerDue, Khloe Lang, and Rogan Lang.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lyle Pfeifer.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to the Wahpeton Sportsman’s Club or a suicide prevention foundation.
Keith’s family would like to thank RRVW Railroad, Econo Foods, Wal Mart, the Wahpeton Police Department, and the community of Wahpeton/Breckenridge for their out-pouring of support over the last few days. The family also asks that you dress casual at Keith’s service, because that’s exactly how he would want it.