Bernard Pfeiffer Jr.

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Pfeiffer, Jr., Bernard Victor "Viv'

Bernard Victor "Vic" Pfeiffer, Jr., of Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Vic was born on September 26, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Bernard Victor Pfeiffer and Kathryn Haines Pfeiffer.

He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Mechanical Engineering degree and later obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Sanitary Engineering.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Vic worked for more than 40 years as owner and CEO of Alan Engineering Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was President of the Central States Water Pollution Federation encompassing the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

He was predeceased by his sister, Harriet. Vic is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Gabriele Flagg Pfeiffer. Also surviving are his three children, Bernard Victor Pfeiffer, III, Stacey Pfeiffer Klein and Valerie Pfeiffer Martin and their mother, Patricia Powell Pfeiffer. He will also be missed by his wife, Gabrielle's three children, Julie Hayes Sutherland, Kathryn Hayes Henning and Cynthia Hayes Slaunwhite. He is survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Vic was an avid boater all his life and became very involved in both the Milwaukee and Door County, Wisconsin sailing scene. After retiring, he became Commodore of the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club in 2000 and was an active member of the St. Charles Yacht Club, both of Ft. Myers, Florida. He was a member of the Silver Star Organization of both clubs.

A celebration of his life will be held in Door County, Wisconsin, in the summer where his ashes will be laid to rest at Blossomberg Cemetery, Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

Published in Door County Advocate on May 1, 2013
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