Millie Pfeiffer
Millie Pfeiffer
May 27, 1928-Nov. 4, 2019

DECATUR, Indiana — Mildred “Millie” (Evans) Pfeiffer, 91, of Decatur passed away on Monday at her residence in Decatur, Indiana.

She was born in Putnam County on May 27, 1928, to Lowell Stirn and Caroline Heising, who preceded her in death. In 1947, she married Howard L. Evans, who preceded her in death. In 1978, she married Howard Pfeiffer, who passed away in 2007.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel L. (Carla) Evans, Donald E. Evans and David H. Evans, all of Decatur; two daughters, Diane K. Evans of Greenville, Ohio, and DeeAnn M. Coyne of Decatur; one half-brother, Franklin Stirn of Delphos; three sisters, Mary Jane Elwer of Adrian, Michigan, Elizabeth “Betty” Klaus of Landeck and Carol (Alvis) Hardemann of Lima; seven grandchildren, Mark (Beth) Evans, Matthew Evans, Mason Kraft, McAaron Kraft, Malon (Kelly) Kraft, Thomas (Darius Boyce) Coyne and Alexis Coyne; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Millie was also preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Elling; a brother, Harold “Sonny” Merschman; and a grandson, Michael Evans.

She was a member of the former First Presbyterian Church for 63 years, until it closed in 2017. She is now a member of Zion United Church of Christ. Millie was active in the church, volunteering and dedicating her life to serving others on various committees. She was a deacon, a session member of the church and was active in Women of the Moose (WOTM).

Millie was a homemaker and worked at CTS in Berne, Indiana, for 17 years, retiring in 1988.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, the Rev. Randy Rossman officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Decatur Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, with a Moose memorial service at 7 p.m.; and one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, Delphos St. John’s School or Mooseheart.