Jean Pfeifle

Jean Pfeifle
Date of Birth: November 16, 1944
Died on: November 04, 2018

Wahpeton, ND-Memorial service for Jean Pfeifle, 73, of Wahpeton and formerly of Ashley will be 10:00 am, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.

Jean died November 4, 2018 at her home.

Jean was born November 16, 1944 to Frederick and Mollie (Schock) Marzolf Jr. in Eureka, SD. She grew up in Ashley, ND.

Jean married the love of her life, Duane Pfeifle on November 15, 1964 in Zion Lutheran Church at Ashley. The couple lived on Duane’s family dairy farm, where they raised their children, until moving to Wahpeton, ND in the fall of 1991.

Jean was involved in homemakers and 4-H in Ashley. She was also an active member of Wahpeton Eagle’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing many types of crafts and baking cakes. Jean worked a variety of jobs, until retiring.

Grateful for having shared Jean’s life are her husband, Duane; daughters and son, Kelly (Carson) Kouba of Regent, ND, Kevin Pfeifle of Breckenridge, MN and Karla (Dan) Kraft of Wahpeton; 11 grandchildren, Kayla and Aaron Wendlandt, Kyle Kouba, Thaine, Cody, Dale and Kristina Pfeifle and Brooke, Kaitlin, Megan and Macy Kraft; six great-grandchildren, Jaylynn and Cayden Kouba, Teigan, Deziray and Preston Wendlandt and Amelia Kraft and three step-grandchildren, Kyle, Alexis and Faith Wendlandt.

Preceding Jean in death were her daughter, Carol and parents, Fred Jr. and Mollie Marzolf.

Honorary Urnbearers will be Jean’s grandkids and great-grandkids.

Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be missed by all who loved her.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Jean’s family and friends. Right now there’s no detour around grief. No shortcut through mourning. However, Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.​—Job 14:14, 15.

  2. Donna and Delbert says:

    Duane and family,
    We are so very sorry to learn of Jeans death, knowing she had lots of health issues, but yet, always ready for conversation. Having known her for many years, we know she loved her family, and lived her life for them.. Jean was a wonderful cook, and her taco salad was the best,, May you find peace, in knowing she is now free of her health issues,, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    Donna and Delbert

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