Donald (Don) Victor Pfeifer was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, businessman and friend. He passed away peacefully at his home on November 3, 2021 with his family by his side.
Don was born to Paul and Adelaide Pfeifer on April 14, 1931 in Morland, Kansas. The family made their way to Portland via Denver. He graduated Gresham Union High School in 1949 and joined the Air Force in 1950 where he served four years. A decorated veteran, Don was discharged in 1954 with honors. He later graduated college from Portland State University in 1959 with a degree in business, this led him to his career path in real estate.
In 1958 he met his wife Virginia (Jeannie) McKenna through the Chancellor’s Club and they were married on June 27, 1959. She remained the love of his life until her passing on June 19, 2021.
Don was an avid golfer and sports fan. He enjoyed time spent with his family. He was also an active member of the Catholic Church, participating in the parish council and the Eucharistic Ministry. He will be greatly missed.
A service will be held for Don on Wednesday, November 17th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Milwaukie, Oregon. A Rosary will be held at 10:30AM with the funeral mass following at 11:00AM.
Don is survived by his daughter Cheryl (Joe) Pointer, son Kevin (Cindy) Pfeifer, daughter Janet Pfeifer; eight grandchildren: Rian, Brandon (Jenny), Courtney (Earl), Jacob (Lindsey), Sarah (Terrell), Aila (Chris), Anna (Forrest), Jace, and 7 great grandchildren and sister Sylvia Wallis.
Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.
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