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Ira Preston "Ike" Pfeifer was the son of Ervin Pfeifer & Beatrice Meister
Ruth LaVerne Reid was the daughter of James Reid & Osta Thompson

Ira P. Pfeifer Ruth Reid Ira Preston "Ike" Pfeifer married Ruth LaVerne Reid on Dec. 29, 1931 in Nebraska, and they had two children. Ira was a farmer in DeWitt, NE until August 1942 when he joined the Army. Ira & Ruth divorced sometime before 1944, when Ira remarried Eleanor Louise Ring. He divorced Eleanor and married Nell (last name?), but then divorced Nell and remarried Eleanor again. Ira had 3 more children with Eleanor. Ruth did not remarry. She settled with her children in Lincoln, NE where she worked for Safeway for over 25 years. Ira Pfeifer died in 1971 in Ft. Bragg, NC, and Ruth Reid Pfeifer died in 1979 in Lincoln, NE.
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Ira Pfeifer Ruth Reid Marriage Dated of license was Dec. 26, 1931. Date of marriage was Dec. 29, 1931. Marriage of Ira Preston Pfeifer, age 25, to Ruth L. Reid, age 28. Marriage occurred in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Ira listed as son of Ervin L Pfeifer, born Dwight, Ills, and Beatrice K. Meister, born Polo, Mo. Occupation Farming. Ruth listed as daughter of James M. Reid, born Waukon, Ia., and Osta E. Thompson, born Beatrice, Nebr. Occupation Teaching. First marriage for both, ceremony performed by R. R. Kreps.
Ruth Ann & Erv Pfeifer Guessing about 1939. Children of Ira & Ruth Pfeifer.
Ira Pfeifer Family Date is about August 1942 when Ira joined the Army and the family left the farm in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Photo is of Ruth, Ira, and their children Ruth Ann & Ervin Pfeifer.
SS5 for Ruth Pfeifer Dated 9-14-1942. Application for a social security number for Ruth LaVerne Pfeifer. Application completed and signed by Ruth, states that she is 39 years old, is employed at Gold & Co. and living at 1521 U in Lincoln, Nebraska. Also states that her parents were James M. Reid and Osta E. Thompson, and that she was born May 20, 1903 in DeWitt, Gage Co., NE. (DeWitt is in Saline Co., NE).
Ruth Pfeifer 1968 1968 City Directory of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Ruth Pfeifer listed as a Checker at Safeway, living at 2936 J. Street.
Ruth Pfeifer home 2936 J. Street - home of Ruth Reid Pfeifer and her children in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
Ira Pfeifer Obit Ira Pfeifer died October 30, 1971 in Ft. Bragg, NC. His obituary reads: IRA P. PFEIFER - Sgt. Ira P. Pfeifer, U.S. Army Ret., 65, of 2508 Ramsey St., died Saturday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 PM at Robers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel by Revs. Neil Younce and James R. Black. Burial will be with military honors in LaFayette Memorial Park. He was a veteran of 28 years in the Army, including duty in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a mason, a member of Creasy Proctor Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Eleanor Louise Ring Pfeifer; three daughters, Mrs. Max Northup of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Karen Marshall of Fayetteville, and Miss Tracye Len Pfeifer of the home; two sons, Ervin Pfeifer of Sioux Falls, SD, and Ronald Gene Pfeifer of Bluff City, Tenn; a stepson, Richard Mills, of Alexandria, Va., and a sister, Mrs. Jack Mankamyer, of Wahoo, Neb. The family will recieve friends at Rogers and Breece Funeral home today 7 to 9 pm.
Ruth Pfeifer tombstone Ruth Reid Pfeifer died December 10, 1979 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. She is buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.