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Albert Pfaffenroth

Born: Sat., Oct. 28, 1916
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2007

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   Albert Pfaffenroth, 91, formerly of Pickett, went to his Heavenly home on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2007, at Park View Health Center following a lengthy illness. Albert was born October 28, 1916 the son of John and Katherine Pfaffenroth and grew up in the Pickett area. He married Martha Schuppe of Fond du Lac on January 23, 1943. She preceded him in death on January 17, 1991.
   Albert had a special heart for young people and started the Hi-C Club, a high school ministry. He was also involved as a 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher and was active in the Awana Club Youth Ministry even into retirement. He has been a longtime member of Plymouth Congregational Church, served as a church elder and was a layman speaker. He enjoyed visitation to those hospitalized, the shut-ins and those in nursing homes. He was also actively involved in the Gideon Association and the Christian Businessmen's Association in Oshkosh. He always had a positive attitude knowing that God was faithful and would always remind us to "Keep looking up". He was involved in farming in rural Pickett and also had a farm equipment sales business.
   He is survived by his son, James (Sharon) of Uranium City, Canada and their children: Heidi (John) Wentworth - Virginia, Timothy (Laurie) Pfaffenroth, Heather (Nathan) Wolfe, Rachel (Adam) Shaffer - all in South Carolina, Daniel (Jana) Pfaffenroth - Wyoming, and Rebekah Pfaffenroth - Canada; his daughter, Kathryn (Gary) Beiser of Fond du Lac and their daughter, Sarah Beiser; and son, Steven (Sandra) of Oshkosh and their children: Paul and Cassie Pfaffenroth. His great-grandchildren are Jessica, James and Chelsea Wentworth, Jonathan, Allison, Amanda and Madison Pfaffenroth, Katherine, Jacob and Ella Wolfe.
   Also surviving are his sisters: Lydia Luft, Ruth Haffner, Mary Ann (David) Glaze all of Oshkosh, Eleanore Dahmer of Nebraska, Catherine Irmer of Arizona, Dorothy Stuhlmacher of Milwaukee and Irene (Don) Ruhl of Colorado; brothers: Lawrence (Dorothy) and Samuel (Delpha) both of Oshkosh; brother-in-law: Samuel Schuppe of Illinois; and sisters-in-law: Margaret Pennings and Anna Schuppe of Fond du Lac and Elizabeth Jaber of Florida. There are also many nieces and nephews and a long time friend of the family, Vern Gauger.
   Preceding him in death were his wife Martha; his parents; brothers: John and David; sisters: Margaret Daubert and Lorraine Pfaffenroth; in-laws: Alex Daubert, George Luft, Ed Dahmer, Jacob Haffner, Arthur Irmer, Donald Stuhlmacher, Annice Jaber, Alfred Pennings and Fred and Sara Schuppe.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, November 26, 2007, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1325 Georgia Street in Oshkosh, with Pastor Rick Hopkins officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow the service at Liberty Prairie Cemetery in Pickett and all are invited to return to church for a luncheon. Please share condolences at www.seefeldfuneral.com.
   We want to thank all of the dedicated staff at Park View Health Center for your wonderful care and compassion. Thank you also to Senior Friend Don Wolter for your supportive visits and friendship, special friends Jim and Corrine Stadler for your love and support and a special thank you to the Plymouth Church family for your prayers, love, support and encouragement over the years.
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Dorothy Hiscock
   Posted Sat November 24, 2007

darrell and mary rauwerdink
   Posted Sun November 25, 2007
Our prayers and wympathies to the entire family of Albert Pfaffenroth. This man and wife Martha poured their hearts into the youth of the church. I have such fond memories of accompanying him, along with his nephews David and Dean, as we played piano and musical instruments as he filled the pulpit in various churches or participated in the German Brothers Sunday afternoon Bible study in German! Sleepovers at the farm, learning to drive the old pickup on the "back 40". We loved you Albert. You are home.

Rudy and Nancy Estelle
   Posted Mon November 26, 2007
Dear Jim, Sharon, and all the Pfaffenroth Families,

We sorrow with you in the loss of this wonderful man. Nancy and I remember so vividly sitting in his dining room only days after we had been married. Within moments our hearts were turned to scripture when Albert asked us to share a verse from the Bible. As Providence would have it, the passage I quoted was Proverbs 3:5-6 which turned out to be his favorite.

May all that God is for us in Christ Jesus bring comfort and hope and joy in sorrow as you celebrate Grandpa Pfaffenroth's entrance into the joy of the Lord.

Rudy, Nancy, Sela and Jonathan

Lisa "Pfaffenroth" Woller
   Posted Mon November 26, 2007
Uncle Albert was like another Grandpa to me. I remember coming home from grade school one day and my parents weren't home, which was totally unusual. I called Uncle Albert and Aunt Martha and he told me not to worry... I wasn't alone, Jesus was with me! Of course at that time, I wanted Jesus with skin on! But I always had the security of them being close by!! I remember on Sunday nights at church, he would always request the chorus, "I just keep trusting my Lord," and I loved that song. Finally, I remember how he encouraged my husband Jim in so many ways... encouraging him to go to men's retreat, praying with him!!! OOps one more thing, one time after church, as newlyweds, after going out to eat after church, he said he and Aunt Martha were coming over to our house to see our new home! I remember putting all my dirty dishes in the oven so my kitchen would look clean! I really loved them both, I hope I will always follow Jesus like they did.

Sue (Pfaffenroth)Habighorst
   Posted Thu November 29, 2007
Uncle Albert would take a car full of kids, most nieces and nephews, to Sheboygan for German Brotherhood rallies. We'd sit and listen for hours to men in German and English. Then, Uncle Albert would stand up and announce to the church,"now, Sue(or whoever he called on) will come up and give her testimony" We would all freeze. But we did it. You didn't say no to Uncle Albert. Not out of fear, but you knew he was genuine in his faith and "why wouldn't everyone want to share it". He is the most Christ-like person on earth I have ever known. I am so happy that he is with his heavenly Father. Well done, good and faithful servant.

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