Larkin Gerard Pfaffe

Born: Tue., Jun. 10, 1958
Died: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 04, 2017
Location: Bethel Assembly of God Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 04, 2017
Location: Bethel Assembly of God Church

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   Larkin Gerard Pfaffe, 58, of Quincy, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday (February 22, 2017) in his home.

   Born June 10, 1958 in Quincy, Larkin was the son of Fred L. and Velma I. Whitney Pfaffe. He  married Ann Bracy and to that union came a daughter, Elizabeth.

   Larkin was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church and the Elks Lodge No. 100.  He enjoyed music and karaoke and loved traveling, making many trips to the Carribean and Mexico.

   He was a 1976 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School.  Larkin loved working in sales, being employed for 25 years at Sears and later as the manager at Big Lots in Quincy.  For the last several years, Larkin was a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Dene Lambkin Honda where he was an active Gold Member Council of Sales, which recognizes the top sales people in the nation for sales and customer satisfaction.

   Survivors include his mother, Velma Pfaffe of Quincy; a daughter, Elizabeth Williams (Brandon) of Quincy; a granddaughter, Elise Williams of Quincy; two sisters, Sharon Stephens (Dennis) of  Quincy and Deborah Fischer (Gregory) of Quincy; a brother in law, Michael Farha of Quincy; many loving nieces and nephews; and Larkin's second family, his companion, Monica Delaney; her children, Creston Delaney (Jamie) of Davenport, IA and Jessica Conner (Robb) of Golden, CO; and five grandchildren, Cadyn, Audrey, Robby, Eleanor and Thomas.

   Larkin was preceded in death by his father, Fred Pfaffe; a sister, Jeanne Farha; a brother in infancy, Ted Pfaffe; and two great nephews, Tyler Stephens and Jeffrey Stephens.

   Cremation rites for Larkin are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

    A service to celebrate Larkin's life will be held Saturday (March 4, 2017) at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 12th & Jefferson with Pastor Keith Garner officiating.

   The family will meet with friends from 10:00 until the time of  services on Saturday (March 4, 2017)

   Memorials may be made to the Elise Williams Educational Fund.

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Joanne (Powers) & Jeff Bergman
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
To the entire family as tears run down my face I struggle to come up with the best words to say to such a great family. Our deepest sympathy to all and our thoughts & prayers are with you. Jeanne & Fred will be with him.

Don Benz
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
Deborah and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace

Greg and Rebecca Rost
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
I've known Larkin for many years now, he was my store manager at Big lots he will be missed by all that were blessed to have known him. My deepest condolences to the family.

Sarah Rice
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
I have great childhood memories of Larkin and family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

Charles and Marilyn Phillips
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
Velma, Charlie and I are just brokenhearted for you and your entire family. Larkin was a sweetheart. We all loved him in our family. I pray God's peace and comfort is encircling you all right now.

Sarah Piette
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
Larkin was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. I loved to listen to him sing and he was always so kind to me. He will be missed. I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I can see Jeanne greeting him in heaven with a huge hug

Beth Louck
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
You are in our thoughts every step of the way. It is hard to understand why our loved ones are taken away too soon, but find comfort in knowing that Larkin is resting in the arms of Jesus !! God gives us a great legacy of memories to get us by.
So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all .
Betty Nestrick, Beth Louck, Linda Conway, Richard Nestrick ,Gary Nestrick and Marsha Marshall.

Cindy Corrello Hilke
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
Larkin and I were in high school together. I so enjoyed his sense of humor, his creativity and his natural abilities as a leader. While on a trip to Notre Dame in South Bend, we had the best time walking around the campus, his double jointed antics (always freaked me out a bit) and kidding around. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

Penny Snider
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
Larkin was one of a kind! He was always there for anyone who needed something and never asked for anything in return. He was always so kind and such a wonderful human being. I loved listening to him sing. I will sure miss him when I am out and about with karaoke.
Till we meet again in Heaven singing a song.....
So sorry to the family for your loss...

Tammy Doyle
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
My deepest condolences to your family. Larkin will truly be missed by all he influenced in life. My your family find peace and contentment during this time of sadness.

Cathy Studer
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
Larkin was my second cousin. Used to love to see him at the family reunion and last saw him at my Grandma Lou Mummey's funeral. So sad to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers for his family that their grief at his loss be short-lived and the memories of his life last forever.

marvin kerkhoff
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
what a great person,he will be missed. Larkin loved to sing and help other people.

Sharon Miller
   Posted Sat February 25, 2017
Very sorry to read this, worked with Larkin for years at Big Lots and he was one of the nicest bosses I ever had.
RIP Larkin.

Sue ascheman
   Posted Sat February 25, 2017
Liz, I didn't realize this was your a Dad. He sold me my Honda CR-V 12 years ago! I'm so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you with sympathy ❤

Becky Moore
   Posted Sat February 25, 2017
Oh my what a shock to just see this.Larkin was the BEST boss ever when I worked under him at Big Lots. You could ask him anything and he was right on it for an answer.He was one of a kind that's for sure.R.I.P. LARKIN..

Daniel Hobbs
   Posted Fri March 03, 2017
So sorry to see Larkin pass! I left town in 1993 and lost my connection with him physically. However, he will always be in my heart... we worked together at Honey Maid Donuts and be came good friends from that. We were in our late teens and became room mates in our first apartment as single young men! Great times together! He is missed!

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