Mark Andrew Pfeiffer

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Mark Andrew Pfeiffer, 65, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his loving family. 

Mark was born in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 10, 1953, to U.S. Navy Dr. Donald W. and Marlys Pfeiffer. 

Mark moved with his family to Midway Island, where his father cared for Navy personnel on the island. In 1955, his family moved to McGregor, Iowa. Mark attended the Mar-Mac schools, Campion Jesuit High School, and Northern Iowa University. In 1975, he was united in marriage to Suzanne McGuire. To this union, three children were born. They later divorced. Mark worked for the Milwaukee, Canadian Pacific, and Indiana Railroad throughout his career as a laborer, foreman and road master, from 1975–2012, at which time he retired. During his career with the railroad, he received multiple awards for his superb work ethic and professionalism, including the Loram Safety Award in 1992. Mark was an excellent artist and woodcraftsman. Being a lover of music and the arts, he was a patron of the performing arts in both Madison, and Indianapolis, Ind.. He loved working in his yard and playing golf. He enjoyed traveling, especially to numerous historical sites and baseball parks. He was a fan of the New York Yankees, Indianapolis Colts, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

Mark is survived by his son, Alex of Madison; two daughters, Melissa of Verona, and Vanessa (Don) Dawson of Burlington, N.C.; his mother, Marlys Pfeiffer of McGregor, Iowa; three brothers, Rick (Laura) Pfeiffer of Columbia, Mo., Kirk (Barb) Pfeiffer of Sterling, Ill., and Kent (Penny) Pfeiffer of Marquette, Iowa; two sisters, Kymm (Lee) Hinkel of Waukon, Iowa, and Kris (Scott) Dickey of Parker, Colo.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Michele McClaskie of Delray Beach, Fla. 

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Donald W. Pfeiffer; and his sister, Lynn Jo Pfeiffer. 

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at The Barn in Prairie du Chien, from 1 to 4 p.m. All who knew Mark or his family are welcome to attend. 

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