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  • Name Jean E. PFEIFFER 
    Born 26 Nov 1949  Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 May 1998  Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Obituary, The Bremen Enquirer, Bremen, IN, May 20, 1998:

      Jean Ellen Pfeiffer

      BREMEN - Jean Ellen Pfeiffer, 48, of 309 W. North St., Bremen, died at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 16,1998 at her home following health complications due to diabetes.

      She taught at Bremen Middle School for over 20 years and was a member of First United Church of Christ in Bremen.

      She was born on Nov. 26. 1949 in Bremen to Roger A. and Dorothy (Long) Pfeiffer and was a lifetime resident of Bremen.

      Survivors include five nieces, Mandy Garver of Bremen, Loring Pfeiffer of Ft. Collins, Colo., Alison Dougan and Christine Dougan of Boonville, Ind. and Jenna Pfeiffer of Bremen; one nephew, Tyler Pfeiffer of Bremen; her mother, Dorothy Pfeiffer of Peru, Ind.; her maternal grandmother, Elsie Long of Bremen; one sister, Jan and Gary Dougan of Boonville, Ind.; and one brother, John and Lora Pfeiffer of Bremen.

      She was preceded in death by her father.

      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Bowen Auditorium. Pastor Jim Desmarais-Morse of First United Church of Christ will officiate.

      Burial will follow at Bremen Cemetery.

      Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Mishler Funeral Home.

      Memorial contributions may made to the Jean Pfeiffer Scholarship Fund, the Diabetes Association or the church.

      (2) Article, The Bremen Enquirer, Bremen, IN, May 20, 1998:

      Teacher, friend will be missed

      Michelle Donaghey

      BREMEN - "I will remember Jean for her hugs. On her birthday, she always wanted as many hugs as she was years old. She believed in hugs as therapy. I know that her hugs always made me feel better. So, I guess the best tribute that we could pay to Jean would be to hug more people in our lives and touch their hearts like Jean touched ours," said Susan Gooch, teacher and friend of the late Jean Pfeiffer.

      Today, hug someone for Jean.

      She was a teacher, a friend, and a very special person.

      Bremen Middle School's family and consumer science teacher. Pfeiffer, 48, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon following health complications brought on by diabetes. She was found in her home by a neighbor.

      The community will remember Pfeiffer at a 2 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday in Bowen Auditorium at Bremen High School. The school corporation will dismiss students in both the elementary-middle and high
      schools on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in order that students and colleagues can attend.

      Pfeiffer had been a teacher at Bremen for over 20 years, teaching two generations of students who will miss her deeply.

      Fourth grade student Ashley Kolbe reflected on the fun she had last spring with the teacher whose love for students was shown through her actions.

      "Last year at my brothers' graduation, we took Miss Pfeiffer TP-ing. She had never been TP-ing before. I got to ride in Miss Pfeiffer's car and she always called me her TP-ing partner," Kolbe said.

      Bremen Elementary-Middle School Principal Lloyd Cabiness said that Pfeiffer was "always thinking about her students" and that she "always cared."

      Her caring actions were often her trademark.

      "Her warmth and caring were displayed through hugs or excitement and elation in her voice," said Mei McCormack, BEMS counselor. "Jean had a personality which 'connected' her to a lot of people in the community and school. You always knew where you stood with Jean or what kind of mood she was in."

      Karen Collins, colleague and close friend, recalled growing up with Pfeiffer.

      "My fondest memories of Jean return me to those lazy, carefree summer days in our old neighborhood. What I treasure most were the summers spent playing wagon train in the school field. We all had covered red wagons, but Jean and her sister, Janice, had the best one. What was even more eventful were the supplies Jean would pack in her wagon. Her yummy 'gookie' popcorn was a hit! We were always treated to cookies or something delicious from Jean's kitchen.

      "Jean was the oldest of the bunch, mothering us even then. She was always a loving caregiver. My childhood memories of Jean are lasting ones, forever in my heart," Collins said.

      Cathy Fox, school nurse, was Pfeiffer's best friend.

      "Jean's medical condition was becoming worse. Jean said that Dr. Buck once told her, 'You look great for as sick as you are.' That is one of the reasons Jean's death comes as such a shock to us all. She kept being a committed, hard-working teacher, a concerned, helpful and loyal friend, an active steward to God in and out of her church, and a loving sister and aunt to her family.

      "Had Jean been made an invalid by her medical condition, we might have expected her death, but because Jean persevered through her problems, we are shocked and caught unaware. We must be thankful for Jean's time with us, as brief as we might feel it was, and be thankful that she had the freedom to do as she loved until the end."


      Bremen Cemetery Record Details

      First and Middle Names: Jean E.
      Last Names: Pfeiffer
      Date of birth: Saturday, November 26, 1949
      Date of death: Saturday, May 16, 1998
      Place of death: Residence
      Date of burial: Wednesday, May 20, 1998
      Notes: Age 48, single
      Relatives: Roger Pfeiffer - father
      Dorothy (Long) Pfeiffer - mother
      Burial type: B
      Cemetery section: V & S 2
      Lot or Row: 198
      Grave or Crypt: 4
      Plot Owner: I. Oliver Pfeiffer
      Funeral Home: Mishler Funeral Home
      Funeral Home Address: P.O. Box 202
      Bremen, IN 46506
    Person ID I1986  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father Roger A. PFEIFFER,   b. 18 Feb 1923, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1983, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dorothy LONG 
    Relationship natural 

    • Roger PFEIFFER and Dorothy LONG were divorced.
    Family ID F1577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart