Emogene Pfaff
1940 - 2020
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Emogene C. Pfaff, 80, Valley City, ND passed away at her home under the care of her family with the help of hospice on June 28, 2020. A memorial service for her will be held at the Lerud Mathias Funeral Home at 3:00PM, Friday, July 3, 2020. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at the funeral home. She will be buried at Spring Creek Cemetery, Hastings, ND. The service will be livestreamed and recorded. It can be viewed along with her obituary at www.lerudschuldt.com.
Emogene Carol Selleck was born May 13, 1940 in Valley City, ND to Leslie and Marjorie (Dash) Selleck. She grew up in Valley City.
On June 1, 1958, she married Everett Kenneth Pfaff. They had 8 daughters and 3 sons. Her family was her priority and she cherished the time with them. Having 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, was a sense of great pride to Emogene. She bragged about her family often.
Emogene enjoyed baking in general, but especially homemade buns. She liked scrapbooking, genealogy, gardening and had a large collection of chickens. Her favorite thing was family get-togethers. Emogene spent countless hours going through family histories and made books for each of her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 daughters, Janice and Judy; a son, Raymond; and her husband, Everett.
She is survived by her children, Diane (Jim) Rolfzen of Winterhaven, CA, Connie Behm of Valley City, Laura (Nick) Seelye of Cayuga, ND, Pam Pfaff of Valley City, Kathy (Rory) Lien of Lisbon, ND, Sherry (Mike) Hass of Valley City, Lonny (Tammy) Pfaff of Hayward, WI, and Steven (Jody) Pfaff of Litchville, ND; sisters, Betty (Ed) Whitcomb and Gail (Dave) Buchanan of Valley City; 22 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special lifelong friend, Ardis Martin.
Lerud Mathias Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guestbook and tribute page is available at www.lerudschuldt.com

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Published in Valley City Times-Record from Jun. 29 to Jul. 4, 2020.
05:00 - 07:00 PM
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July 3, 2020
it was an honor to know Emogene and listen to het stories! she left her family with many cherish memories - God Bless! You're in our prayer, Marcia Bielefeld
marcia bielefeld
July 3, 2020
So sorry to hear that Emogene passed away. I'll miss her annual Christmas card and the family pictures she has sent me.
June 30, 2020
Emogene you are one very strong lady. We always had fun times at the farm. You will always be with everyone in their hearts and all of the wonderful memories that were made. To all the Pfaff kids and their spouses I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a awesome person.
Diane Schuldt Alkire
June 30, 2020
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