PHOENIX — Robert Pfister, an avid outdoorsman who taught biology at Kaukauna High School for 35 years, died March 18, 2016 at his home in Arizona. He was 80.

0404_Bob-PfisterA memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 20, at Holy Cross Church, 309 Desnoyer St. in Kaukauna.

Donations in Pfister’s mane can be made to the 1000 Island’s Environmental Center 1000 Beaulieu Court, Kaukauna WI 54130.


HIs obituary appeared March 30, 2016 on the Menke Funeral Home website in Sun City, Arizona:

Robert Raymond Pfister passed away at his home, The Stratford, in Phoenix AZ, on March 18th, 2016, at the age of 80.

He lived most of his life in Kaukauna with his wife Jeanne Pfister, where he was a High School Biology teacher for 35 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying ice fishing, hunting, hiking, fishing and cross country skiing throughout his professional life and into retirement with his family and friends.

He was a skilled woodworker, crafting everything from fine furniture, to a tree house, sandboxes, birdhouses, and his cottage “The Pickerel Pfister” with his skilled friends.

It was near his cottage in Aug. 2011, while enjoying the outdoors, where he had an accident while riding his bike that left him with a traumatic brain injury that he could never fully recover from.

He was a strong, humble and loving father and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Pfister, who went to the Lord on May 4th, 2015.

He is survived by his children Eric Pfister and Lisa Barker, their families and his grandchildren, who reside in Phoenix, Arizona, and also his siblings Charlie Pfister, Mary Hicks, and Arlene Ristow, residing in Wisconsin, Maryland, and California.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6pm, Friday, May 20th, at Holy Cross Church, 309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130. Please make Memorial Donations in Bob’s name to the 1000 Island’s Environmental Center 1000 Beaulieu Court, Kaukauna WI 54130.

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