Karen Sue Pfaff, age 80, of Holland, Indiana, passed away at 4:00 p.m., on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.
She was born February 24, 1942, in Greencastle, Indiana, to Irving and Willa (Maxey) Schmeltekop; and married Gerald L. “Jerry” Pfaff on December 23, 1978, in Holland, Indiana. Karen was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland and the Holland High School Class of 1960. She worked in the coal mines as a heavy equipment operator; and later at the Holland Elementary School as a cook. She enjoyed fishing and the fact that she could outfish her husband. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jimmy Schmeltekop; and one step-great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. “Jerry” Pfaff of Holland; Janet (Parvin) Smith of Holland; two stepchildren, Steven (Mary) Pfaff of Parks, Arizona, and Jayne (Reed) Thorne of Sedona, Arizona; by (5) step-grandchildren and (2) step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Karen Pfaff will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Pastor Dan Landin will officiate at the service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 1:00-3:00 p.m., on Thursday, the day of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com