Robert L. Pfarr

Jan 11, 2013
Robert L. Pfarr

Corinth, Texas — Robert Lawrence Pfarr, 64, of Corinth, Texas passed away Jan. 8, 2013 in Plano, Texas.

He was born June 11, 1948 in Kenosha, Wis. to Robert Matthew Pfarr and Marilyne Carlson Pfarr. He attended Marquette University and Loyola University. He married Joan Kress Pfarr in Portland on Dec. 29, 1990, and she preceded him in death.

Robert was a semi-retired forensics engineer for Pfarr Engineering. He previously volunteered as a firefighter in several towns and was actively involved in the cycling community. He held both Competition and Coaching licenses from USA Cycling, was an amateur cycling historian, and was a voting member of the US Bicycle Hall of Fame.

A funeral mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father George officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas.

He is survived by his fiancée Shawn P. Rider of Corinth, Texas; daughters, Kristin and husband Joshua Blanchard of Daphne, Alaska, Jennifer and husband Ryan Proly of Tampa Florida; step-sons, Michael and wife Judy Kress of Westwood, Mass., Steven and wife Carrie Kress of Aubrey, Texas, Daniel and wife Laura Kress and Theodore Kress of Denton, Texas; sisters, Sandy Stoner of Ogden, Utah, Sheri and husband Tom Holmgren of Somers, Wis.; brother, Gary Pfarr of Kenosha, Wis. and 15 grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been created to honor Bob Pfarr Jr. by improving the safety of bicycling in the Kenosha and Racine Wisconsin communities. Please send donations to this fund to: Wisconsin Bike Fed, c/o Bob Pfarr Jr. Memorial Fund, 3618 West Pierce, Milwaukee WI 53215

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