Robert “Bob” Pheifer, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. He was born in Wausau on May 7, 1928 to the late Leonard and Pearl (Ramaker) Pheifer. On September 3, 1948 he married LaVerne Messman and they spent 73 years together. Bob worked in construction most of his life, starting with homebuilding and later he and his brother Alan started Pheifer Bros. Construction Company, building bridges and highway structures. Bob had a deep faith and love for his Lord and Heavenly Father.
Bob is survived by his wife, LaVerne, children; Dawn (Brice) Birkhofer, Perrysburg, OH, Laurie (Calvin) Krisher, Scandinavia, WI, and Mary (Dale) Hahneman, Appleton, WI, daughter in law, Mary Pheifer, Missoula, MT, 10 grandchildren; Sandy Pheifer, Audrey (Eric) Gabhart, Adrian (Anna) Pheifer, Sarah (Stephen) Heyes, Lindsay Brotzman, Ted (Courtney) Krisher, Elissa (Logan) Braaten, Sarah (Chase) Syverson, Bobby (Allison) Birkhofer, Rebecca Foss and 31 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister Marcia Westwater of Arizona.
Preceding Bob in death are his parents, his son Aaron, his brother Alan Pheifer, three sisters; Phyllis Bogart, Joyce Fisher and Kathryn Votava, and his grandson in law, Alex Foss.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:00pm, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St, Appleton, WI with a funeral service to follow at 3:00pm. A private interment will take place on Wednesday, November 10 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah.
The family would like to thank the staff at CopperStone Assisted Living for going above and beyond with their kindness and care as well as Moments Hospice, especially, Jenny Danielle and Katie.