Richard John Pfiffner
Richard John Pfiffner, 63, Amherst, died Monday, March 28,
2016, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital after a two-year battle with
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, at
St. Stephen Catholic Church. He will be cremated, with a private burial to be
determined at a later date.
Visitation will be at the church from 8:30 a.m. Monday until
Memorials may be made to the Frank Hornberg Chapter of Trout
Unlimited and the Audubon Society.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences
may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Pfiffner was born June 18, 1952, at St. Michael’s
Hospital in Stevens Point, a son of Therese (Rogoski) Pfiffner and the late George
A. Pfiffner. He grew up on Gilkay Street in Stevens Point and attended St.
Stephen School. He was awarded the Parvuli Dei medal in Boy Scouts. He
graduated from Pacelli High School, where he participated
in wrestling and tennis.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major
in political science and history from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
He was married to Judie M. Glodowski June 2, 1973, at St.
He worked for 33 years at the railroad in Stevens Point
where he was known as “Piffy.” He was a conductor for the Soo Line, Wisconsin
Central Ltd. and most recently Canadian National. He retired from the railroad
in May 2012.
He was an outdoors enthusiast, particularly fly fishing,
skiing, golfing, bird watching and camping. He was a member of the Frank
Hornberg Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Audubon Society.
He moved from Stevens Point to a house outside of Amherst eight
Survivors include his wife, Judie; three children, Benjamin
(Amy) Pfiffner, Wausau, Emily (Christopher) Hikade, Kampala, Uganda, and Josef
Pfiffner, Stevens Point; his mother, Therese (Rogoski) Pfiffner; one brother,
Paul (Sue) Pfiffner; and nine grandchildren.