Donald Michael Peiffer Obituary

  • Donald Michael Peiffer
    In Loving Memory of

    Donald Michael Peiffer

    Birth Date: Jul 31st, 1924 Death Date: Mar 19th, 2016
    Donald Michael Peiffer, recently of Lubbock, TX, died of congestive heart failure on March 19, 2016. He was 91-1/2 years of age and had been in failing health this past year. Don was born July 31, 1924 to Gertrude Flanders Peiffer and Stephen J. Peiffer. He was raised on a farm in Webster, IA, the second of three sons and graduated from Webster high school where he distinguished himself as an athlete. At the end of WWII, Don earned his wings as a pilot in the Army Air Corps and served with the Occupation Forces in Japan. In 1945, he married Marie Hart and they were best friends until her death on June 12, 2015. Don was employed as a civil engineer at Natural Gas Pipeline Company (now Kinder Morgan) for 38 years and retired as a district superintendent in 1985. In retirement, Don enjoyed golf and travel and for 18 years, he and Marie divided each year between Boulder City, NV and their home in Glasco, KS. For the past 13 years they resided in Lubbock, TX. Don was a communicant and usher at Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock. Survivors include Susan King Ecklund (Peter) of Mont Vernon, NH and John Peiffer (Carol) of Lubbock, TX, Don’s brother Norman Lee (JoRae) of Murray, Kentucky and many nieces and nephews. Don was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Theresa (Sieren) Peiffer. There are no calling hours. A Memorial Mass and burial will be at a later date in Sigourney, IA. The family would like to thank the loving support and care Dad received from Noble Care Solutions (Patty Funck, Debbie Brown and Petie Lowrey), the attentive team at Hospice of Lubbock (especially Candace McNutt and Dr. Jeremy Brown) and the staff at Wilshire on 4th, his home for the past several months. Memorial donations in Don’s name may be made to Hospice of Lubbock.

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