Richard Gene "Dick" Pfister

Richard and Nellie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1991
Richard and Nellie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1991

Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(March 30, 1931 - September 14, 2005)


The Lusk Herald
September 21, 2005


Richard (Dick) Pfister

Memorial services for Richard (Dick) Pfister were conducted Tuesday Sept. 20, 2005 at Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk. He passed on Sept. 14, 2005, at Niobrara Health and Life Center in Lusk. Born March 30, 1931 in Lusk, Wyoming, where he remained his entire life. He was the son of Henry and Inez (Sherman) Pfister of Lusk, Wyo. He married Nellie Jean Olafson on April 27, 1951, and they made their home here for 54 years and raised 2 daughters, Pat Pfaffenhauser, and Rickie Linneman both of Lusk.

He was a carpenter, by trade and helped to build many of the homes in Lusk. In his younger years he worked with explosives on hiway projects, high lines and the railroad. He was a devoted husband and father, and never turned away a stranger.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, two daughters, Pat Pfaffenhauser, husband Mike, Rickie Linneman, husband Tom, five grandchildren, Michele Jackson, Tony Santistevan, Jay Linneman, Todd Linneman, and Brandi McCoid, and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers and a daughter Tony Kay who died as an infant.

Memorials may be made to the Niobrara Health and Life Center.




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