Funeral Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, Silverton, Ore. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.; grave site; St. Paul brunch; wake at Gene and Dona Pfeifer’s residence 1:00 on.
Ronald J. Pfeifer, son of John A. and Ida Pfeifer, was born in Texas. Throughout the War, John Pfeifer had built military facilities there. Both Ronald’s parents had grown up on farms in Kansas through the Depression and wished to improve the life of their family by moving to Oregon. In 1945, the entire family of John A. Pfeifer, his parents, and all his siblings moved to Silverton. John’s design build business and Square Deal Lumber Yard provided the fertile problem-solution environment in which Ronald grew up in, which initiated Ronald’s lifelong innovations in metallurgic geology.