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John "Jackie" Pfeiffer

October 23, 1934 — August 29, 2019

John "Jackie" Pfeiffer

John H. Pfeiffer


Age 84 of Wilmington passed away Thursday August 29, 2019 at Clark Manor Rehabilitation Center in Chicago.

Born October 23, 1934 in Joliet, John Harry was the son of John and Helen (nee Coan) Pfeiffer. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, graduated from Wilmington High School, and attended Pharmacy College. Jackie worked at Pfeiffer Pharmacy in Wilmington before gaining employment with Uniroyal at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, from where he would retire. He also served as City Clerk with the City of Wilmington. In his spare time, Jackie enjoyed bowling and horse racing, and was an avid Chicago White Sox and Wilmington sports fan.

Survivors include his brother-in-law: Francis (Betty) Kavanaugh of Wilmington; two nieces: Karen (Ray) Dolasin and Kathy Lau, both of South Carolina; one nephew: Gary (Annette) Kavanaugh of Wilmington; two great nieces, two great nephews, and several cousins.

Jackie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: JoAnn Kavanaugh.

Per Jackie’s wishes cremation rites are being accorded, and a private graveside service will be held in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs, or share Jackie’s memorial page by logging onto:

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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