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Joseph H. Pfaff

Alton | Sunday, April 19 2015

Joseph H. Pfaff, age 84, of Godfrey, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.He was born September 19, 1930, in Carlinville, the son of Joseph H. and Reba (Fite) Pfaff. He married Shirley Nelder on August 30, 1952 in Godfrey, and she preceded him in death on June 25, 2014.Joseph had retired from Roberts Motors after more than 20 years in the service department. He enjoyed Cardinals baseball, NASCAR, woodworking, and working on cars.He is survived by two daughters, Joey and Mark Gibbs of Alton, and Michelle and Daniel Cline of Godfrey; two grandchildren, Amber and James Haring of Alton, and David Wadlow of East Alton; two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Garrett Haring; two brothers-in-law, Carl Bedwell and Gene Stifel, both of FL; four sisters-in-law, Eileen Scheffel of Godfrey, Margaret and Arthur Davidson of Godfrey, Billie and Ed Groshan of WI, and Barb Nelder of VA; and many other relatives and friends; and a sincere thank you to the owners, employees, and friends of the Ranch House, with whom Joe enjoyed his daily visits.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley; and two sisters, Revella Bedwell and Delores Stifel.Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Services will be private with Rev. Roy Gibbs officiatingMemorials may be made to 5 A’S Animal Shelter.Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com


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