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John R. Pfeifer, M.D.

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“Candilyn and I just learned last evening of Jack's passing. He was a friend since 1972 beginning when he was my LDS Stake President in Bloomfield...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Gregory J. Newell - Provo, UT

“I am so deeply saddened to just find out of Dr Pfeifer's passing. I first started treating with him in 1978 after my first pregnancy. I know most...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: maria makarski - shelby twp, MI

“Dr. Pfeiffer was a friend, a mentor, and will always be remembered by Allison and me as a gentleman, a scholar, and a great leader in all that he did...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: David & Allison Clayton - Sandy, UT

“Dear Jean and the whole Pfeifer Family:I was so saddened to hear of the passing of dear Jack. He has been a devoted friend to my dad and our family...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Katy Stephens Dobens - Duxbury, MA

“Yolanda and I share your loss, and remember with fondness our kind associations with President and Sister Pfeifer.Dave Foley contacted us.We now live...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Glenn Fuller - Pontiac, MI

“Dear Jeanne and Family,Please accept our deeply felt condolences. It has been several years ago that we left Michigan, but it was always a delight to...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Jack & Jean Sunderlage - Sandy, UT

“Dr. Pfeifer will always be remembered as compassionate, gentle, professional, and kind. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Dr. John N and Jan Clayton - UT

“Lauren & Family: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The gospel is true and you will be together as a...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Jack Walkenhorst - Kamas, UT

“I worked with Dr. Pfiefer years ago at Providence Hospital. He was a wonderful surgeon and a great human being. Judy Craig,CRNA ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: judy craig - palm city, FL

“DEAR JEAN AND CHILDREN; SINCE I ARRIVED TO USA THE PERSON WHO RESHAPED MY LIFE AND ENLIGHTED ME AND SHOW ME THE WAY AND I BECAME TO LOVE WAS JACK,I...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: adnan matta,m.d - bloomfield, MI

“Jack was a great force for good in our lives. He ordained me a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a constant source...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Tripp, Richard & Carolyn - MO

“Dear John, Brian and I wish you and your family our deepest condolences at the loss of your father. We recently buried Brian's Dad and know how...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Joan and Brian Brannigan - Troy, MI

“My heartfelt condolences to Jeanne and the Pfeifer family at this time of Jack's passing. I will always have fond memories of my association with...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Glennis Waltman - Sandy, UT

“Dear Jeanne, We were shocked and saddened to learn of Jack's death. Please accept our deepest sympathy ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: George & Ann Porretta - Huntley, IL

“Our deepest heartfelt sorrow at Jack's passing. A mentor, a supporter, and a close friend has been lost. He played a key role in our life. It was...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Ed & Judy Yager - Lindon, UT

“Jack was a wonderful man,he was generous,kind and humble. A true Gentlemen in every sense of the word and he will be missed by all that knew him. ...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Ken Battles - MI

“Jack and Jeanne Pfeifer were the exceptional couple in our Michigan experience that we will always remember as bigger than life and first class in...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Ray - Littleton, CO

“Though our associations with Jack were few, he always made us feel special by the way he treated us. Whether discussing his pension accounts with me...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: David & Marilyn Prina - Provo, UT

“I do hope that God has kept his Rolls Royce in top condition or he will have to answer to "Uncle Jack". Our Dream Cruise will never be the same....Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: John Hargadon - Ottawa

“Serving with Pres.Pfeifer, we were beneficiaries of his directness, humor, guidance, and interest. We could count on him to give whatever direction...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Deane & Barbara Gearig - UT

“Uncle Jack...we will miss you dearly. Thanks for all the memories. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Debby Pachal - Las Vegas, NV

“I have known Jack since I came to Detroit for 'one year' in 1978, and have now stayed for 31. He was always very helpful to me as I was starting my...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Richard Berg, MD - Grosse Pointe, MI

“I attended MBA school with Jacquie, then went to Michigan to work. I was there for two years and had opportunity at different times to meet various...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Tina Van Orden Shaw - UT

“Rest in Peace, my friend. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Daniel J. Reddy, MD - Birmingham, MI

“With all my love to my dear friends, the Pfeifer family, at this time of loss. Other than my own dear mother and father, Jack served as a loving...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne Williams Leavitt - Orem, UT

“Jack was one of the most charismatic people I have ever met. He was charming, intelligent and extremely fair and kind. He will be missed. Jeanne...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Marge Stone Waldron - Sheridan, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of remembrance and celebration of a truly brilliant man's life. Dennis & Kathy Reilly ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Reilly - Tinley Park, IL

“It was an honor and privilege to have been mentored and work with Dr. Pfeifer. He was a remarkable person with whom I have great respect. This is a...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Cini, M,D. - MI


John was born on August 18, 1934 and passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2009.

John was a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan at the time of his passing.

He worked diligently in school and earned a scholarship to the University of Saskatchewan and a place in the accelerated medical school program. While attending medical school, his life changed forever when he met Jeanne Pachal.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne.

Family will receive friends Sunday (today) 6-9p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave., (btwn 13-14 Mile). Funeral service Monday 11a.m at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 37425 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation begins at church 10a.m.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial tributes to the John R. Pfeifer, M.D. Professorship in Vascular Surgery Fund at the University of Michigan Medical School, Office of Development, 301 EW. Liberty, Suite 400, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2251.

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