The Rev. Richard C. Pfaltzgraff
The Rev. Richard C. Pfaltzgraff

June 17, 1924 - November 20, 2017
Born in Waverly, IA
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Richard Carl Pfaltzgraff, 93, of Des Moines died Monday, November 20, 2017.

Reverend Pfaltzgraff was born in Waverly, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Airforce during WWII. He graduated from Westmar College then received his Master of Divinity from Evangelical Theological Seminary. He served churches in Sharon Center, Waterloo, Des Moines and Ankeny. He was a District Superintendent of the Creston District for the Iowa Conference. After his retirement from full-time ministry he served 28 years as part-time Chaplain at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, and also served 25 years as a part-time staff pastor for Ankeny First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed serving veterans in his ministry and for 35 years as an on-call chaplain for the VA Medical Center in Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and brother, Paul. Survivors include his children, Frank (Ella) Carew of Minna, Nigeria; Tamie (Doug) Logan of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Peter (Donna) Pfaltzgraff of Kakamega, Kenya; John (Laura) Pfaltzgraff of Des Moines, Iowa; Jim Pfaltzgraff of Waukee, Iowa and Anne Marie (Mark) Finkelstein of Clive, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, sister-in-law, JoAnn Pfaltzgraff and brother- in-law Dave (Esther) Schneider.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Madrid Home Communities ACTS Fund or Grace & Faith Family Ministries International.


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Memorial Visitation
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 S.W. Walnut
Ankeny, IA
Friday, December 8, 2017
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, December 8, 2017
2:30 PM


Madrid Home ACTS Fund
613 W. North Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
American Cancer Society
8364 Hickman Rd., Suite D
Des Moines, IA United States 50325
Grace & Faith Family Ministries International
1817 Royston Drive
San Diego, California 92154
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