Donald Courtland Pfaff Sr. passed December 30, 2021. Born in Sioux City, Iowa to Theodore E. Pfaff and Eva Mae Starkey Pfaff on January 26th, 1934. Graduated May 1954 from Mobridge High School, and married September 12th, 1956, to Gladys Hochhalter. Then soon after entered the United States Army November 8, 1956, getting stationed in Chicago, Illinois where he worked in the Battery B 485 Missile Battalion Division until January of 1960.
After his time in the service, he attended Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and became employed by Old Republic Life Insurance Company in Data Processing. In 1965 he moved the family to Kent, Washington where he got a job with Boeing and worked with them until April of 1993 when he retired.
Over the years, he and his wife Sharon shared many travels throughout the United States and Alaska in their motorhome before residing in Arizona for several years until returning to Washington in 2005. Donald is survived by his son, Donald C. Pfaff Jr.; his sister, Winona Eaton; lifelong friend, Gladys Pfaff; brothers, Theodore and Eugene Pfaff; as well as 6 nephews and 1 niece. Preceded in death by his father, Theodore E. Pfaff; mother, Eva Mae Pfaff; wife, Sharon Ann Pfaff; brother, Charles R. Pfaff; and granddaughter, Natasha Leana Pfaff. Graveside service scheduled at Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 S.E. 240th St Kent, WA 98042 on Wednesday January 26 at 10:30 a.m.