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10-11 a.m., Saturday, April 29 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel
11 a.m., Saturday, April 29 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel
Florence Loraine Wilcox Close Pfeffer was called home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. "Loraine" was born November 21, 1915, to John Earl and Alferna (Hewitt) Wilcox in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
She married Fred W. Close in Stilllwater, Minnesota. To that union were born two sons, Wayne Kieth Close and Phillip Arlen Close.
Fred and Loraine were later divorced and she married Herbert Pfeffer. They resided in Port Orchard, Washington for their entire married life. Upon Herb's death Loraine returned to Chippewa Falls in 2001 and resided there until her death.
During her lifetime she worked at JC Penny in Chippewa Falls for 25 years and it was her joy to serve the Lord by teaching Sunday School and Bible School and lead Bible classes. She was also active in the Jail Ministry.
Loraine is survived by her son, Wayne K. (Nancy) Close of Tomah, Wisconsin and their children, Jeffrey, Jamie, Timothy and Dawn; and by her daughter-in-law, Jane (Phillip) Close of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and her children, David and Jason. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Cara Close, Alex Close, Megan Close, Amanda Close, Olivia Close, Nathan Close, Emma Close, Kaitlyn Larson, Ashley Spealman, Jacob Lind and Jessie Close.
Loraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herb; her son, Phillip; a granddaughter, Wendy; and her sister, Edna McDonnell.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with Rev. Robert Hoekstra officiating. Burial will be at Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
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