William J. “Bill” Pfister, 67, Jasper
William J. “Bill” Pfister, 67, of Jasper, died Tuesday, June 15, at his home. He was born in Jasper August 21, 1953, to Donald and Hilda (Scherer) Pfister.
Bill was a 1971 graduate of Jasper High School. He worked for Indiana OSHA and BUSET for 18 years before founding and becoming president and CEO of Safety Training and Consulting, Inc. (STAC). He retired from STAC after 19 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the American Society of Safety Engineers, Fraternal Order of Police, Jasper Outdoor Recreation, Fraternal Order of Eagles, a Monsignor Othmar Schroeder 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and a Monsignor Leonard Wernsing 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a board member of Business and Legal Reports, campaign and finance chairman for Senator Lindel Hume from 1990 until retirement, past district deputy of the Knights of Columbus, past vice president and advisor of the Jasper Jaycees, past board of directors member and secretary of the Dubois-Pike Federal Credit Union, past board member of Lincoln Hills YMCA, the Indiana State University Advisory Board, past Faithful Navigator as a Monsignor Leonard Wernsing 4th degree knight, past president of the Jasper Zoning Board of Appeals, past precinct Democrat Committeeman, and a past Big Brother. He was a two-time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash (Top State Civilian) Award, which was presented by Governors Frank O’Bannon and Joseph Kernan. He was also awarded the Jasper Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. And he enjoyed going to the casino, gambling, playing cards, dining, world traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by two sisters, Donna Schroeder and husband James, Jasper, and Jeanne Pfister, St. Louis; and one brother, Bob Pfister and wife Kathy, Jasper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Hilda Pfister.
Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the William J. Pfister Endowment at the Dubois County Community Foundation, St. Joseph Church, or the Dubois County Community Food Bank. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the church with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery.