Lewis W. Pfirman

Lewis W. Pfirman, 94, of 2314 Cherry Lane, died at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 10, 2013) in his home.

He was born June 12, 1919, in Quincy, a son of Frank and Grace L. Arnold Pfirman. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Helen Matelski in St. John's Lutheran Church in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.

He attended Dewey School and Quincy High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the Air Force in the 51st Troop Carrier Wing. He served in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres and was awarded one silver battle star with four overseas service bars.

Mr. Pfirman was shop foreman for the Body Shop of Quincy Body Rebuilders and worked at Jappy Dickson Cadillac-Olds until his retirement.

Mr. Pfirman was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, where he was also a member of the Parent Teachers League, Men's Club and was active with Troop 2 of the Boy Scouts. He was also a member of Sheridan Swim Club and South Side Boat Club.

He enjoyed car races and going to Indy with his son, Gary. He also coached Little League Baseball. He and his wife enjoyed dancing, square dancing and traveling.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Gary Pfirman and his wife, Karen, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Melissa J. Pfirman of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jeannine N. Pfirman of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Harriett Richardson of Springfield, Ill.; and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepsister, Lorretta Creech.

SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Marlin Rempfer conducting.

VISITATION: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, St. James Lutheran School or Church or Unity Point Hospice of Quincy Medical Group.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors.

WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com.

Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2013