Barbara Pfeffer, age 67 of Burt, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Ava’s Hospice Home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Memorial services were Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt with the Rev. Bill Black celebrating. Burial will take place at a later date in Burt Township Cemetery in Burt. Visitation was Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt.
Barbara J. Pfeffer, the daughter of Robert A. and Mary Beth (Coffin) Hamilton, was born March 1, 1952, in Algona. Barbara graduated from Burt High School in 1970. On Sept. 4, 1982, Barbara was united in marriage with Craig Pfeffer at their home in Burt. Barbara was a cook for Exceptional Opportunities until her retirement in 2011. She had lots of friends there and enjoyed her work.
Barbara loved to play cards with her family, including 500, cribbage and canasta; play Yahtzee with friends; read; go to the casino; camp and relax around a fire; fish, DRINK coffee with her friends; and time with her family and grandchildren. Barbara was a fun, people-person, and her faith was important to her.
Left to share Barbara’s memory are her husband of 37 years, Craig of Burt; children, Amber (Jason) Murra of Canyon, Texas, and Patrick Pfeffer of Emmetsburg; four grandchildren, Jacob, Cameron, Makala and Carson; siblings, Roberta Rios of Hurst, Texas, and Mike (Jill) Hamilton of Burt; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Pam Hamilton of Grand Junction, Colo., Norma Murphy of Algona, Lynn (Dick) Miller of Algona, Luke (June) Pfeffer of Algona and Henry (Linda) Pfeffer Jr. of Algona; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; brother Bill Hamilton; mother- and father-in-law, Verna and Henry Pfeffer; and brothers-in-law, Brian Pfeffer (in infancy), N.C. Rios and Mark Pfeffer.