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William "Bill" Barrett Pfeiffer

February 14, 1955 — November 15, 2020

William “Bill” Barrett Pfeiffer, at the age of 65, was granted his angel wings early Sunday morning after spending Saturday with the love of his life, then losing his hard-fought battle with COVID-19.

Bill was born on February 14th, 1955 and was the “best little Valentine” that his parents and sisters could have ever wished for. He attended Stone Bank Elementary School and went on to Arrowhead High School (class of ’73), where he loved to play football and formed so many lifelong friendships. This is also where he met Sally Walker and together, they became prom king and queen, beginning their life of love together. Their love for each other is something that cannot be put into words, it could only be experienced and witnessed.

Bill was an exceptional human being. He was known for his kindness, his contagious smile, his honesty, and his loyalty. He had the knowledge and innate ability to fix anything that needed fixing and would offer his help to anyone who needed it. There will be people, that for years to come, who will wish Bill were around to help them with something that was broken. When remembering Bill, people will forever talk about his kindness and smile as they were always on display. His honesty could always be counted on. His loyalty was not limited to his family in his role as a great husband, an amazing father and “Pa” (grandfather) - he was always there for everyone.

Over the years, Bill worked as a small engine mechanic, a diesel and hydraulic mechanic, a shop manager, a metal fabricator, and a business owner. He learned many things throughout the years in his different roles and made countless close friends. He passed on a lot of his fabrication and mechanical knowledge to his two sons (and several other young fabricators) who worked alongside him at Tally Fabricating with his business partner, Jim Johnson. Because of multiple ailments and an underlying auto-immune disease making it too difficult for him to work, his body forced him to retire and focus on regaining control over his health.

After a long, hard battle with sarcoidosis, he was able to regain control of his health and to truly enjoy living life these past five years. Bill and Sally recently enjoyed their first trip to the Dominican Republic and had an absolute blast with family and close friends. They loved riding their Harley and visiting small towns all over the state of Wisconsin. Bill’s true passion was spending time with his family; watching his grandkids play football, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and countless other activities made Bill very proud. He loved working on “special projects” in the garage or in the basement with the grandkids, passing on his vast knowledge of how to use tools, fix things and other valuable life lessons to the next generation. Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with all his grandkids, from tinkering in the garage to snuggling up on the couch.

Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Sally (nee Walker) of Stone Bank, WI; his siblings and their spouses, Sandy (Ben) VanKorn of Delafield, WI, Mary (Spero) Kemos of Hartland, WI and John Pfeiffer of Nashotah, WI; his three children and their spouses, Matt (Jennifer) Pfeiffer of Oconomowoc, WI, Adam (Amanda) Pfeiffer of Hartland, WI and Angie (Bill) Loftus of West Allis, WI; his seven grandchildren, Brody, Coleton, Delanie, Maverik, Zaiden, Jace, and Barrett. He also leaves behind his loving in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, and countless friends who will miss him dearly.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Marian Pfeiffer as well as his cousin and best friend, Jim Solveson, whom we are certain will be giving him a tour of Heaven on their Harleys.

A visitation will take place on Saturday, November 21st, at Kettle Moraine Presbyterian Church (N66W32690 County Road K, Hartland, WI 53029) from 10:00am – 12:00pm followed immediately by a service at 12:00pm. Masks will be required to be worn inside the church to help mitigate the spread of illnesses. The burial will follow at the Gardens of Stone Bank. We would like to extend an invitation to all who are interested, to a Celebration of Life at Kim’s Gourmet Pizza Pub in Stone Bank. The restaurant will be closed to the public so that we may spread out and socially distance.

Because of the situation with COVID-19, some people may not want to attend the service in person so we will also be live streaming the service at the following link: DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE SERVICE WILL NOT BE LIVED STREAMED ON YOUTUBE. YOU MAY VIEW THE SERVICE AT FACEBOOK LIVE OR ON THIS OBITUARY AT A LATER DATE. OUR APOLOGIES FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE.

In loving memory of Bill and in honor of his long battle with this terrible condition, we would ask for donations to be made to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research to help aide in researching a cure for this terrible disease.

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