Vivian Pfister 1926-2018

Vivian Leona McKee Pfister, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Medicalodge Jackson County.

She was born Jan. 23, 1926, near Fairview, the daughter of Nick and Dorothy Bindel McKee. She graduated from Powhattan High School in 1944.

Mrs. Pfister had worked at Mayfield’s Grocery Store in Powhattan, worked for USD 336 as a cook at Central School, was a custodian at Denison State Bank and provided child care to several families. She was also a homemaker and had lived in the Holton community since 1954.

She married Gale Pfister on Dec. 29, 1944. He died Sept. 25, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Louie V. McKee; and a sister, Valora McKee Schmidt.

Survivors include a daughter, Geralin Jo Altenburg and husband Wayne, Holton; a grandson, Darin Altenburg and wife Kristi, Holton; a granddaughter, Kimberly J. Clark and husband Terry, Holton; four great-grandchildren, Taygen and Logan Altenburg and Xoe and Xavier Clark; three stepgrandchildren, Katie, Dacey and Ryon Clark; a stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Natali; a sister, Cora Smith, Arlington, Wash.; two brothers, Calvin McKee and wife Juanita, Hiawatha, and Keith McKee and wife JoAnne, Salina; two sisters-in-law, Donna Bairow, Holton, and Nelle Pfister, Falls City, Neb.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Family will greet friends an hour before service time. The family suggests casual and Christmas attire. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society or Holton Community Hospital Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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