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Clifford J. PfaffMarch 2, 1924 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 93)
Clifford John Pfaff, age 93, of Grand Haven, passed away August 25, 2017, at home. Cliff was born March 2, 1924 to the late Clifford and Katherine (Pippel) Pfaff. He married Gladys Russell on May 18, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. Cliff proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp for four years. He graduated with a Doctoral Degree from Ferris State University in 1950. Cliff bought Hetzel Pharmacy in 1953 and changed the name to Pfaff’s Pharmacy. He sold the pharmacy in 1981 and semi-retired. Cliff was a member of First Presbyterian Church, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Grand Haven Historical Society, Order of Battered Boot, Marine Corp League, Hospice Board and Hospice Volunteer, YMCA Board, Highland Park Association Board and was a Councilman for the City of Grand Haven. He enjoyed ballroom dancing with Gladys, golfing, snow skiing, sailing, playing tennis, traveling with family and watching the Detroit Tigers. What Cliff loved the most was being “BoBo” the clown. This was a big part of his life and he loved to see everyone smile! Cliff is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Robyn Dahl; son, Mark Pfaff; Grandchildren, Abbi Pfaff, Wes and Sam Dahl. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys in 2014, brother and sister-in-law, John and Evelyn Pfaff and son-in-law, Don Dahl. The Funeral Service for Cliff will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Hauser Brydon officiating. Full Military Rites will be performed by the V.F.W. Alvin Jonker Post #2326. Visitation will be Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00pm & 6:00 – 8:00pm at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to N.O.C.H. Hospice or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Cliff’s on-line guest book. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.
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