Harold Pfennig


Harold Pfennig, 90, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on May 17, 2020, surrounded by family.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND with Reverend Jonathan Walla officiating and Vicor Richard Dailey assisting. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, in Bismarck.  Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  A Livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook Page.


Harold was born to Jacob and Caroline (Koenig) Pfennig on July 20, 1929 in Beulah, ND.  He was raised and received his education in Beulah and Driscoll, North Dakota.


On April 12, 1953, he married his wife of 67 years, Roberta Barrows in Driscoll, ND. They moved to Bismarck where they raised their family.


Harold worked at the North Dakota State Game & Fish Department and Lincoln Oakes Nursery. In his retirement he enjoyed working as a courier for Starion Bank until the time of his death.


Harold was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved a competitive game of pinochle with friends and family.  From a young age, Harold was always devoted to serving the Lord and his church.


Harold will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Roberta; his son, David (Lori) Pfennig; daughters, Carmen (Dan) Renschler of Temecula, CA, Geraldine Scheidt of Kiowa, CO, Karla (Randy) Schellack of Sabin, MN; grandchildren, Carrie (Shane) Berndt, Christopher Renschler (Candice Bonofiglio), Kelly Pfennig, Kristy (Daniel) Neyens, Jenna Hansen; step grandchildren, Corey Scheidt, Kendra Schellack, and Adam Schellack; step great-granchildren, Casey Scheidt, Chelby Scheidt and Austin Bonofiglio; brothers, Erwin (Wilma) and Wilbur (Mavis); sisters, Vera Galster and Elda Link; and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Caroline Pfennig; sons, Dean and Darin; son-in-law Ed Scheidt; brothers, Elden and Melvin (Gladys); and sisters Erma Morast and Lorene Seagar.


“In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Bethel Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 615 E. Turnpike, Bismarck, ND.”


To watch Harold’s funeral service, please click here.


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