THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joan F. Pfister
Issue Date: September 6, 2017
Joan F. (DeMark) Pfister, 81, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1935 in Racine, to the late Louis and Carmilla (Calvelli) DeMark, she married Dr. Francis Pfister Jr. on Aug. 24, 1957 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Racine and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1996.
She lived in Marinette from 1970 until returning to Racine in 1992. A faithful Catholic, she was a dedicated member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and will be remembered as a witty observer of politics, her sense of humor and love and devotion to her family.
She is survived by four children, Camille (Casimer) Sowa of Racine, Thomas (Amy) Pfister of Pewaukee, Anne (Todd) Mayhew of Gilbert, Az. and Richard (Kristi) Pfister of La Jolla, Ca.; a daughter-in-law, Carol Pfister of Seattle, Wa.; "adopted son", Steve Slayton and his daughter; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandson on the way; two brothers, Thomas (Nancy) DeMark of Paradise Valley, Az. and Richard (Bette) DeMark of Phoenix, Az.; two sisters-in-law, Gwen Pfister of Virginia and Helen Kucharski of Sun City, Az.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Pfister.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family at Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Maresh Meredith ad Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, Racine from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Requiem Mass at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bernard Colussy O.F.M. will officiate followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32.