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Obituary for Darlyn Pfeiffer

Col. Darlyn J. Pfeiffer, age 61, of Reeseville, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The memorial gathering will be at First United Church of Christ in Reeseville on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 10:50 AM. The memorial service will follow at the church on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Lois A. Rosko officiating. The gathering will continue after the service where there will be time for food and fellowship at the church hall.

The former Col. Darlyn Joy Smithmier was born on November 15, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lawrence A. and LaVerne E. (Buege) Smithmier. On April 7, 1978 she was united in marriage with Steven F. Pfeiffer in Atlanta, Georgia. Darlyn was an antique collector of many things and owned her own auctioneering business, Victorian Lion auction Service,LLC. She was a nationally recognized fancier of Afghan Hounds and cofounder of Funster’s International. Darlyn was also extremely active with many organizations in Reeseville as well as the Dodge County area. She was a long time member of First United Church of Christ in Reeseville. Darlyn’s family was her greatest joy and she earned the title of All Star Grandma.

Survivors are her husband, Steven of Reeseville; sons, Joseph (Vanessa) of Orange, CA, and Stephen (Shelly) of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Joseph Oliver, Stephen DeLatte, and Madelyn Joy; mother, LaVerne Smithmier of Wauwatosa; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and granddaughter, Brianna Lynn.

If desired, memorials may be made in Darlyn J. Pfeiffer’s name to First United Church of Christ.

The Murray Funeral Home, 214 South Main Street in Reeseville, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at

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