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Vernon Pfeiffer

ROCHELLE – Vernon L. “Bud” Pfeiffer, 88, of Rochelle, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Rochelle.

He was born Sept. 17, 1921, on the family farm near Ashton, the son of Henry and Anna (Schaneberg) Pfeiffer. Vernon married Helen E. Walsh on Feb. 25, 1950, in Rochelle. She preceded him on June 15, 1997.

Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Iola Droege and Bernice Gehant; and one brother, Vance Pfeiffer.

Before retiring, Vernon farmed in the Ashton area. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rochelle, and Lee County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald (Marilie) Pfeiffer of Peoria, Dennis (Edy) Pfeiffer of Ashton, and Steven (Kathy) Pfeiffer of Rochelle; grandchildren, Jason and Jeffrey Pfeiffer, Ann Kube, Amy Pfeiffer, Jill Pfeiffer, Jamie Pfeiffer, Trisha Vaughn, and Laura Irk; and great-grandchildren, Clare, Katie, and Richie Kube, Kaitlynn, Grace, Helen, and Brandon Pfeiffer, and Veronica and Alexis Vaughn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rochelle.

Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Rochelle. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle.

Memorials have been established to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rochelle, and the American Cancer Society.

Visit www.ungerhorner.com to send condolences.

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