Born Sept. 4, 1925 in Quincy, IL to Henry and Florence Kraft Pfeiffer, Paul, of Matthews, NC died on Dec. 25, 2014 at age 88. Always a serious music student, he was recipient of many awards and scholarships, graduating from Valley Forge Military Academy and serving in World War II, U.S. Army, Battle of the Bulge. He pursued personnel as his vocation, with companies such as Martin Marietta, Soo Line and Canadian Pacific Railroads, but continued his passion for music by conducting bands, orchestras, church choirs and eventually a boys' choir. He served as conductor for 23 years, re-naming it The Minnesota Boychoir, and establishing it as an active non-profit in the Twin Cities' area. It was his vision of what the choir would achieve that became his legacy for the young men of MN. He is survived by wife Virginia, children Kristin Carpenter, Anne Thompson, Kurt Pfeiffer, step-son Bryan Whitehead, Cynthia Fessler, William Pfeiffer, David Pfeiffer, and 12 grandchildren. He is predeceased by brother Gene and his parents. A memorial service will be held in Christ Chapel of Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC.,on Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. with military interment at Groveland Cemetery, Minnetonka, MN. in May. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul and Virginia Pfeiffer Scholarship Fund, The MN Boychoir, Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 30, 2013