Age 89, of Owosso, passed away Saturday May 18, 2019, at Sparrow Health System.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 21, at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Dieudonne Ntakarutimana officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, May 20, at Nelson-House Funeral Home, with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.

Ralph was born March 21, 1930, in Notrona, Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph C. and Margaret (Minnegat) Pfeiffer. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Holy Family and St. Paul Catholic Church. Ralph married Arline Shoemaker at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Southgate July 20, 1957; she predeceased him July 18, 2018.

He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage in Red Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Ralph spent his years working for Porath Tools.

He is survived by his sons Mark Pfeiffer and Brian Pfeiffer; grandchildren Cheyenne, Dakota and Savannah Pfeiffer; and many other loving family and friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be made at

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