William Pfister, 76, Sugarcreek

William C. Pfister, 76, of 120 Pfister Drive, Sugarcreek, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Country Club Nursing Home in Dover after a period of declining health.

He was born Aug. 7, 1936, to Cletus and Bernetha (Weaver) Pfister and married Carol Widdoes on March 24, 1956. She preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2000.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean War, and retired from Greer Steel Co. in Dover, where he had worked for 30 years. He was a member of First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek, and Sugarcreek American Legion.

Surviving are a daughter, Bambi (Rick) Maurer of New Philadelphia; a son, William (Teresa) Pfister of Fresno; grandchildren Shaun Pfister, Erin Gerstung, Matt Pfister, Michelle Pfister, Scott Papini and Jason Maurer; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Karolyn (Jim) Lee of Colorado; and a half-sister, Bea Visintainer of Georgia.

In addition to his wife and his parents, a daughter, Sherry Pfister, and a grandson, Tommy Ghee, preceded him in death.

Services will be Friday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek, with pastor Jayne Byler officiating.

Friends may call today (Thursday, Nov. 8) from 5-8 p.m. at the church or one hour before the services on Friday. Sugarcreek American Legion will conduct military honors following the services.

Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register at www.smithfuneral.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sugarcreek American Legion.

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