Douglas W. “Frenchie” Pifer

Douglas W. “Frenchie” Pifer, 74, of Warsaw, died Friday May 6, 2022. Doug was born in Warsaw on July 7, 1947, the son of (the late) Wayne and L. Maxine (Pinkerton) Pifer.He graduated from Warsaw Community High School with the Class of ’67 and was a lifelong Warsaw resident. He retired from R. R. Donnelley & Sons in 2006 after 40 years with the company. Doug was an avid golfer and longtime member of Rozella Ford Golf Club. Known for his wonderful sense of humor and his devotion to family and friends, Doug also enjoyed cooking, especially hosting Thanksgiving and other holiday family gatherings.

In addition to his parents, Doug was also preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Marshall.

He is survived by daughters, Kelly (John Culbertson) Neeley of Warsaw and Abigail “Abbie” Pifer of Winona Lake; sister, Carolyn (Mike) Lutes of Warsaw; brother, Steven (Lois) Pifer of Jefferson GA; grandchildren, Natasha (Cody) Stevens of Warsaw, Tyler Neeley of Silver Lake, Ashley Neeley of Kendallville, Zakkary Pifer of Constantine MI, Miguel Castro of Warsaw, Keegan Lenfesty of Warsaw and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services 10:00 Thursday May 12, 2022 at McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct.  Visitation 4-8pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family’s preferred memorial is the Kosciusko Co. Cancer Care Fund, c/o K21 Health Foundation, online at or by mail at 1101 Park Avenue, Winona Lake IN 46590.

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