(Saturday - December 19, 2020) - Beverly Pfeiffer, 77 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, surrounded by her husband of 57 years and family, at her home in Quinnesec.

Bev was born December 7, 1943, in Flint, Michigan, to the late Martha and Earle Chiles Sr. She was the youngest of 2 children (one preceded her in death) and has two younger half-brothers. Bev spent her childhood between their Flint home and her Grandmother's farm in Engadine, Michigan, which offered enjoyable hard work, slow pace, and wide-open spaces.

Bev married Francis (Butch) Pfeiffer in 1963 and together had 4 children. The family moved to the Loretto/Hamilton Lakes area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1972 where they remained through 1992 with the final move to Quinnesec, where she resides today. Early on, Bev was an active member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Vulcan, and then with American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford, for the last 28 years. When health no longer allowed for active participation in church Bev took great pride in finding ways to contribute in more private and personal ways, such as providing Father Joe with pies throughout the year, making large quantities of food for funeral dinners, and praying for those on the Prayer Chain.

Primarily a stay-at-home mom, Bev took great pride in raising her family by the Golden Rule and with a healthy dose of discipline when needed. Her family will remember her as an amazing cook, protector and the glue that held them all together, often for extended periods of time as Butch would travel for duties with the National Guard or to find available work outside the area. She developed a vast network of friends of all social standings by simply being aware of those in need or overlooked. Bev volunteered prolifically; through church Alter Society, ecumenical minister, reader… coordinating countless church sponsored rummage sales as well as with Holy Spirit Central Catholic School. She was tireless as a Cub Scout Den Leader as well as working for a friend at Giuliani’s Greenhouse during spring, summer, and winter, as creatively arranging flowers and wreaths was a true skill and passion. She found deep significance and inspiration in the symbolism of the Cardinal as it represents devotion, loyalty, loving relationships and of course Angels. Most recently she received true Joy from seeing all of her grandchildren gather for special events, weekend visits and serious board game/card competitions.

Remaining to cherish Beverly's memory is her husband Butch, 4 children: Allen Pfeiffer (wife Jodi), Michael Pfeiffer (wife Cindy), Stephen Pfeiffer and Wendy Decker-McMillan (husband Steve); 11 grandchildren: Kayla (Mark) Kolbe, Ellary (Jeff) Gallino, Ryan Pfeiffer, Marissa (Steve) DeRoche, Heather (Kevin) Ellis, Faith Pfeiffer, Mitchell Pfeiffer, Arianna Pfeiffer, Christian Pfeiffer, Lydia Decker and Luke Decker; 4 great grandchildren: Taylor & Carson Ellis, Aribella DeRoche, and Lyle Hettwer, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. She now joins cherished relatives and friends in Heaven including her Uncle Steve, Aunt Martha, her Mother Martha, brother Earle, Jim and Idaloo Winehouse, and son-in-law Paul Decker.

It is now time to rest Mom, you did great, we wouldn’t change a thing. Love always.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements


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