Carrie ‘GiGi’ Pfeiffer, 101, fondly remembered her homemade donuts and handmade quilts

Carrie ‘GiGi’ Pfeiffer

Carrie “GiGi” Pfeiffer, 101, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. She was born in Jefferson County, Missouri, to Rudy and Mary Kadlez.

Carrie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Elmer Pfeiffer; and siblings, Lee Dreher, Mary Weil and John Kadlez.

Carrie, a strong and humble lady, was a devout Catholic and very active at her parishes, St. Ann’s Sodality at St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton, Missouri, and Church of the Holy Family after she moved to Virginia Beach in 1999, where she hand quilted many quilts with the JOY Club.

She was a longtime resident at First Colonial Inn, where she was an ambassador, participated in Stitch n Chat and set up for monthly Mass. After her stroke in July 2018, she moved to Our Lady and participated in more therapy and was able to enjoy the many activities provided. She enjoyed the many social activities, including the music, holiday parties, exercise, Joy Rides and most of all, the caring staff.

Carrie lived most of her life in St. Louis, the home of her beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Her family and friends fondly remember her homemade donuts and handmade quilts. GiGi was a wizard with dice and would win almost any game of Yahtzee. She quickly picked up cornhole and loved to socialize. She had a quick wit and was always happy to brag about her daughter, grandchildren and great-granddaughters. She loved her family and friends and was loved by many.

Left to cherish her memories are her sister, Rose Wahlig of St. Louis; daughter, Dee Anna Paske (Don) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Jeff Paske (Amy) of Suwanee, Georgia, Jen Bibb of Virginia Beach; and great-grandchildren, Rachel Bibb and Karly and Stella Paske.

The family would like to thank the staff at First Colonial Inn, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the nurses with Westminster Canterbury Hospice for treating Carrie like family and their support and care.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is assisting the family with arranging a Mass of Christian burial at the Church of the Holy Family and burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Donations in memory of Carrie may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Employee Fund, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462; or to the Westminster Canterbury Foundation, Hospice Fund, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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