Pfister, Grace


Grace S. Pfister passed away on April 7, 2017 at the Gateway Skilled Nursing facility in Lincoln, Nebraska.

She was born to Robert and Mary Pfister on September 21, 1927 in Pawnee County. She graduated from Lewiston Consolidated High School with an endorsement in Normal Training. Grace taught K-8 grades in Pawnee County (District 42) and later first grade in Burchard Public School. She also taught in Lincoln, Public School at Capital (McPhee), Elliott, and Park for eight years.

Grace received her Bachelor of Science degree from Peru State Teachers College and her Masterís Degree from the University of Nebraska. In 1955 she began teaching the primary grades in the Department of Defense schools for Military dependents in Germany, which were located in Bad Godesberg, Kaiserslauten, and Ramstein for the next 34 years. During that time she saw the rebuilding of Germany after World War 2. Traveling was an important part of her life and she saw many different countries, Turkey, The Holy Land, India, Pakistan, Egypt and all of Europe.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Magdalene Pfister, Elnora St. John, and brothers Edwin Pfister and Charles Pfister.

She is survived by two sisters, Melinda Holcombe(Lauren), Lulu Ackerman(Bruce) and one brother John Pfister(Sigrun) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Salem United Church of Christ near Steinauer, Nebraska on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

 Memorials may be designated for the Peoples City Mission in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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