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Corrine Marie (Hardie) PfeifferNovember 25, 1930 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 87)
Corrine Marie Pfeiffer passed away at her home on January 16, 2018, after her battle with cancer. She was 87 years old.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 22, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father Michael Griffin as celebrant. A luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow Mass at the church fellowship hall.
Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m., Sunday, at the mortuary, with a liturgical wake service, led by Father Grant Lacey, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to Mass at the church on Monday.
Friends may sign Corrine’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Corrine was born November 25, 1930, to Clara (Lingemann) Hardie and Edwin Hardie of Zell, SD. Her childhood was spent creating memories with her siblings, riding the train to Mount Marty for school, horseback riding, ice skating, wishing she could sing and play an instrument… but being told by the Good Nuns, “move your lips, just don’t make any noise” and eventually becoming a teacher in order to share her gift of educating and inspiring young people.
In 1948, Corrine was introduced to the love of her life, Joseph A. Pfeiffer at a dance. On August 11, 1949, they were joined in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Zell, SD. As Joe focused on growing and eventually running the family business, Western Printing Company, Corrine focused on raising their children: Janet, Steve, and Brian. Corrine devoted her life to the health and happiness of Joe, her children, and eventually her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, while having a great time along the way.
In addition to raising her family, Corrine had a rich social life filled with amazing friends, hobbies, and laughter. They didn’t call her “Corny” for nothing. Corrine’s hobbies included golf at Moccasin Creek Country Club. She was member #1… being a member from day one, playing bridge, and keeping very busy creating memories with friends. There was always a camera in her hand and she loved to shop! Perhaps the best illustration of Corrine’s thirst for fun and camaraderie were her Thursday Group and her girlfriend group she created in the 1970’s called IDECM. The name was comprised of the first initials of the five women in the group, of which Corrine was the last survivor. The group’s goal was to create lasting memories through bowling, golf, and travel, and as the ringleader, Corrine made sure fun was at the top of the agenda of every outing. There’s a reason her favorite saying was, “If you’re not having any fun, don’t do it at all.”
One of the most fun places for Corrine was Cape Coral, FL where she and Joe spent their winters. Joe spent the majority of his time fishing while Corrine built lifelong friendships on the golf course at Palmetto Pines. Corrine also made sure each of her children and their families visited during the winter to get out of the cold and to be spoiled by her love and attention. For Corrine’s family, Florida brings back very happy memories of getting to spend time with grandma and grandpa and all of their amazing friends. Not to mention their pool, even if grandma refused to get in!
Corrine is survived by her children: Janet (Lester) Plank of Chamberlain, SD, Steve (Gerianne) Pfeiffer of Aberdeen and Brian (Cindy) Pfeiffer of Marshall, MN; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Art (Janice) Hardie of Faulkton, SD and Arvold (Roxanne) Hardie of Watertown, SD; and one sister, Crystal Jungwirth of Redfield, SD. Corrine also leaves behind additional relatives and friends.
Preceding Corrine in death are her husband, Joseph A. Pfeiffer and her parents, Edwin and Clara Hardie.