Bernie Pfaff, 82, of La Crosse passed peacefully at Hillview Healthcare on Sunday, December 16, 2018. He was born to Curtis and Viola (Schulz) Pfaff in Sparta, WI on May 25, 1936. The family moved to La Crosse in 1948 and Bernie graduated from Logan High School in 1954. He then joined the United States Air Force with his best friend, Jerry Christie. After completing his service duties, he was employed by John Deere of Waterloo, IA, later, he went to work at American Motors in Kenosha and finally returned to La Crosse finishing his employment at Trane Co. Retiring at the young age of 60, Bernie was able to enjoy fishing and hunting and going to the cabin in the town of Franklin.
He is survived by his sister, Geri (John) Guy, of Onalaska; niece, Gaylene (Gordon) Lemon, of Palm Bay, FL; nephews, Garren Guy, of Madison and Gibby Guy (Ken), of La Crosse; niece in law, Debbie Guy, of Holmen; great nephews, Jason Myers and Dylan Guy; great nieces, Carly Guy, Jessi Miller, Bryanna Guy, and Janelle Lemon; not to be forgotten, the great-greats, Elora and Layla. Bernie was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Greg Guy.
Thank you to the staff at Hillview for the good care given to Bernie these last few years.
A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the Prairie Room, at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, with visitation beginning one hour prior at 4:30 PM. Pastor Scott Skogen will be officiating.