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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Obit: Edwin L. Pfau

  • Edwin L. Pfau, 75, of Devils Lake, N.D., passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake after a long illness with MS
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  • Edwin L. Pfau, 75, of Devils Lake, N.D., passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake after a long illness with MS.  Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake.  Fr. Bernard Pfau will celebrate the Mass with other concelebrating priests of the Diocese.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Esmond, N.D. in the spring.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary and scripture service at 7:30 p.m.  Serving as casket bearers for Edwin will be his nephews and nieces.  Reading the scriptures will be Sr. Marita Pfau OSF and Phyllis Lehnen. Gift bearers will be Dennis and Jean Pfau.  Edwin Leo was born on June 9, 1937 at Esmond, N.D., the son of Michael and Mary (Bachmeier) Pfau.  He attended a rural grade school in Pierce County, N.D. and graduated from Esmond High School in 1955.  Edwin enlisted in the United States Air Force in June of 1955 and was honorably discharged in February of 1959.  After discharge, Edwin worked for several years at the Pentagon and later with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he traveled the globe- Japan, Turkey, Germany and London. While living in Falls Church, Virginia, Edwin met Mary Ellen and they were united in marriage. Edwin adopted Mary Ellen’s son, Tommy and they made their home in Virginia.  Edwin moved to Florida in 1986, where he worked as an electrical engineer for Computer Products, Inc., living in Fort Lauderdale, Margate and Pompano Beach.  After he was diagnosed with MS and the illness progressed, he retired in 1993 and moved to Denver, Colo. to be closer to family. In 2001, he moved to Devils Lake and resided at the Good Samaritan Center until his death.  Edwin’s interests and hobbies ranged from tennis, swimming to bowling, to watching football, basketball and baseball on TV.  Ed loved Florida.  He loved the palm trees, having fruit trees in his backyard, and going to the beach and using his metal detector. His sense of humor, his patience, his teasing interaction, endeared Edwin to the nursing staff at the Good Samaritan Home and Mercy Hospital.   Edwin is survived by his beloved family; His son, Tommy Pfau of Florida; seven brothers, Benno Pfau, Minot, N.D., Father Bernard Pfau, New Rockford, N.D., Reuben Pfau, Northwood, N.D., DeWayne Pfau, Camp Verde, Ariz., Dennis (Jean) Pfau, Fargo, N.D., Donald (Julie) Pfau also of Fargo and James Pfau, Horace, N.D.;  seven sisters, Sister Marita Pfau, OSF, Mitchell, S.D., Rosella (Jerry) Jacobson, Oro Valley, Ariz., Diana Pfau, Devils Lake, Janice (Stan) Peterson, Castle Rock, Colo., Phyllis (Don) Lehnen, Douglas, Wyo., Mary Ann (Rodney) Hoffmeyer, Devils Lake and Kathy (Mike) Teska, Arvada, Colo.; many nephews and nieces and their children; Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mary Pfau; maternal and paternal grandparents; niece, Jennifer Lehnen; nephew, Brian Jacobson; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Pfau and Dale Pfau and brother-in-law Gary Klee.  Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Edwin at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangments. Pfau, Horace, N.D.;  seven sisters, Sister Marita Pfau, OSF, Mitchell, S.D., Rosella (Jerry) Jacobson, Oro Valley, Ariz., Diana Pfau, Devils Lake, Janice (Stan) Peterson, Castle Rock, Colo., Phyllis (Don) Lehnen, Douglas, Wyo., Mary Ann (Rodney) Hoffmeyer, Devils Lake and Kathy (Mike) Teska, Arvada, Colo.; many nephews and nieces and their children; Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mary Pfau; maternal and paternal grandparents; niece, Jennifer Lehnen; nephew, Brian Jacobson; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Pfau and Dale Pfau and brother-in-law Gary Klee. Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Edwin at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangments.
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