Eric Eugene Pfeifer
Eric Eugene Pfeifer, 31, died on March 5, 2021, from complications of Type 1 diabetes, at his home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was a 2007 graduate of Victoria High School.
He was born in Joplin, Missouri on December 13, 1989, and lived most of his childhood in Carthage, Missouri. Eric joined the Tom and Kathy Pfeifer family when he was five years old. Eric served two years in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Honor Guard.
Eric had an infectious grin and enjoyed visiting with everyone; he found Victoria connections wherever he was, occasionally even in Warrensburg. Eric was always ready to talk about his beloved Kansas City and KU sports teams or his pets. However, friends, family, and community were the things he valued most. He claimed that family vacations as a child were some of the best times of his life; and, as an adult, he began planning his next visit with family on the return trip from seeing them.
When he graduated from high school, his Grandma Arlene Pfeifer asked him what he wanted to do with his life. He responded, “Get married and have a family.”
Eric is survived by his son Austin; his parents Tom and Kathy Pfeifer; siblings: Matt, Nick, Shelly, Cody, and Ashlyn Pfeifer, Derek Sage, and Dorsie Schrum; and several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind Jennifer Ridge and her three daughters and Ashly Sollars-Pfeifer. Eric was preceded in death by an unborn child. Eric also leaves behind three grandparents: Al and Arlene Pfeifer of Victoria and Gordon King of Council Grove, KS. He is survived by numerous aunts and uncles.
Inurnment is scheduled for Friday, August, 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney, with Fr. Charles Steier officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Eric Pfeifer Memorial Fund for his son Austin’s education. They may be sent to the Gorham State Bank, P.O. Box 199, Victoria, KS 67671. Condolences and memories of Eric may be shared with the family in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home at www.haysmemorial.com
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