Hilda R. Pfister, age 97, of Jasper, Indiana, died peacefully at 4:35 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana, where she was well cared for the last three years.
Hilda was born at home at 320 East 7th Street in Jasper, Indiana, on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920, to William “Bill” and Regina (Wenzel) Scherer. She was the great granddaughter of German Pioneers to Dubois County. Hilda met Don A. Pfister on the night before he left for the Marine Corp to serve in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, and waited devotedly for his return. A few months after his arrival back home, they were wed on April 27, 1946 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.
Hilda was a 1939 graduate of Jasper High School. During the war she was employed at the old Indiana Desk Company. After raising a family she worked for the Holiday Inn in Jasper before becoming Co-owner of Don’s Burger Barn with her husband Don. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1988. She also worked 15 years for STAC in her later life.
She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a charter member of Holy Family Ladies Sodality, St. Ann’s Society, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed spending time with family, travelling, playing Bingo, going to the casino, and listening to Daniel O’Donnell.
Hilda is survived by two daughters, Donna (JIm ) Schroeder, Jasper, IN, Jeanne Pfister, St. Louis, MO, two sons, William J. Pfister, Jasper, IN, Robert (Kathy) Pfister, Jasper, IN, seven grandchildren, Kim, Kevin, Kurt, and Keith Schroeder, Zach and Krueger Pfister, Megan Schmieder, and ten great grandchildren, with one on the way.
Preceding her in death are one great granddaughter, four sisters, Anna Mae (Ray) Gunselman, Bertha (Rufus) Streicher, infants, Laura and Theresa Scherer, and an infant brother, Robert Scherer.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Hilda R. Pfister will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, IN.
A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Dubois County Community Foundation or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.