Bill Pfefferkorn

Monday, February 4, 2019
Bill Pfefferkorn

CHAFFEE, Mo. — William J. “Bill” Pfefferkorn, 80, died Feb. 2, 2019.

Born Nov. 6, 1938, in Chaffee, son of the late Paul and Marjorie Davidson Pfefferkorn, he was the owner of Chaffee Building Company for 20 years until retiring in 1982. He owned and managed Coach Light Apartments in Scott City and Chaffee until October 2018. He graduated from Missouri School of Science and Technology in Rolla in 1961. Following graduation, he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1963, he joined the Peace Corps, serving for two years in East Pakistan (currently Bangladesh). He was a member of Chaffee Chamber of Commerce and Jaycees.

On Sept. 11, 1965, in St. Louis, he married Mary Jo AuBuchon, and she survives of the home.

Survivors include: four daughters, Caroline (Pep) Pfefferkorn of Chaffee, Jeanne (Pete) Kielhofner of St. Charles, Jodi Pfefferkorn of San Sabastian, Spain and Kate (Scott) Mansker of Overland Park, Kan.; two sons, Andy (Jessica) Pfefferkorn of Panama City, Fla., and Gabe (Jana) Pfefferkorn of Paola, Kan.; a brother, David Pfefferkorn of Sikeston; a sister, Pat Vessell of Rolla; and nine grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Pfefferkorn.

There will be no visitation.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at St. Ambrose Church in Chaffee.

Burial will be private.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.

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