Robert James “Dudley” Pfeifer, 85

Robert James “Dudley” Pfeifer, 85, of Firth passed away at his home March 15, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was under the care of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.
Bob was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Victoria, Kansas to Frank and Mary Pfeifer. He was second in a family of eight children. He grew up in Kansas, then went to Boys Town before joining the US Navy. He served from 1944 to 1947 as a gunner and a first class boatswain’s mate on the USS Munda during World War II.
While on leave with Bob Dial to Idaho he met the love of his life Nona Dial. They were married May 10, 1946 in San Francisco, Calif. They were married 58 years when Nona passed away in 2004.
They made their home in Idaho, where he worked in farming and as a co-owner of Pfeifer and Dial Trucking.
Bob and Nona raised six children, Carol Evans of Washington state; Colleen (Paul) Wray of Blackfoot; Connie (Elbert) Linnear of Alaska; Robert (Debbie) Pfeifer of Idaho Falls; Roy (Shauna) Pfeifer of Firth and Ruth Ann Staples of Firth.
He loved hunting and fishing with family and friends. He took great pride in his yard and beautiful garden which he shared with everyone. His door was always open and became a gathering spot for family and friends.
He is survived by his children, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three siblings and two granddaughters.
The family will meet with friends Monday, March 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. Condolences can be sent to the family at
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Blackfoot Home Health & Hospice 1443 Parkway Dr Suite 2 Blackfoot, ID 83221