Wayne W. Pfiel

Jan. 7, 2021


Wayne W. Pfiel, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at home.

He is survived by three sons, Todd Pfiel, Scott (Charles) McWhorter and Glenn Pfiel; two granddaughters, Heather Pfiel and Amber Pfiel; two great-grandsons, Liam and Pierce; sister-in-law Gayle Pfiel; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by his wife, Sharon J. Pfiel; parents, Willard R. Pfiel and Mildred O. Pfiel; and brother Roger Pfiel.

Wayne was a graduate of South Shore High School (class of 1961) in Chicago. He began his music career as an organist in the Region at many restaurants and supper clubs and later as the organist and musical director at Zion United Church of Christ in Dyer. He also worked with his brother at Amity Meat Packing in Chicago for many years.

In his retirement, Wayne worked at Whitlock Place Assisted Living in Crawfordsville for four years, where he drove the bus, helped with activities, was a concierge and played piano every chance he had for the residents. Wayne also enjoyed spending time on his pontoon boat, having breakfast every Sunday after church with friends and family and watching QVC. He will be deeply missed and remembered as a loving father and grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend to so many.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at Zion United Church of Christ, 14804 W. 113th Ave, Dyer, with Pastor Tom Shanohan officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service when bagpipes will call for services to begin. Burial will follow at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the music program at Zion United Church of Christ would be appreciated (please make checks payable to Pipe Organ Fund). In accordance with Indiana guidelines, please wear face mask and social distance. Solan Pruzin Funeral Homes entrusted with arrangements. Visit online at www.solanpruzinfuneralhome.com.


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