Dale B. Pfaff


Dale B. Pfaff, 93, Bismarck, ND, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2023, at Miller Pointe.


Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck, ND, with Pastor Rich Wyatt officiating from Living Hope Church of the Nazarene.


A burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.  A live stream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.


Visitation will be held Monday, May 15, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue at Bismarck Funeral Home one hour prior to the service on May 16, 2023.


Dale was born on October 7, 1929, to Albert and Bertha (Felchle) Pfaff.  He grew up and attended country school near Goodrich ND.


He was united in marriage to Carol Gutknecht on June 8, 1950, and they celebrated 70 years of marriage.  They moved to Bismarck where he worked at the bulk plant for Phillips 66 and then later did construction work.


Dale was a member of the Nazarene Church in Bismarck.


Dale will be deeply missed by his family, sons: Doug (Linda) Pfaff, Colorado, Tim (Peggy) Pfaff, Bismarck, daughter- in- law Saundra Pfaff, Bismarck, seven grandchildren: Jeremy (Erin) Pfaff, Jason (Jenna) Pfaff, Joshua (Carrie) Pfaff, Lindsey (Kam) Ali, Ross Pfaff, Brooke Pfaff and Scott Pfaff, 10 great-grandchildren, Sisters: Janice Schock and Jeanette Hienle.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, son, Steve, parents, brothers: Floyd Pfaff and Delmar Pfaff.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation of bibles through Gideons International or another organization of your choice.


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Dad I will forever miss you and my daily phone calls to you even if it was sometimes a 5 minute call.
Love You and Thanks for all you did for me and My Family.
I will see you in Heaven someday.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He is deeply missed by the staff at Miller Pointe. He always had a smile on his face and even chased me down by his electric chair in the hallway just to give me a hug and a candy. It was a pleasure meeting and knowing him.

He always told me how much he loved his family and he was so proud of his kids, grandkids and great-grand kids. Always pointed to his big family picture in his room.

We sure loved both Dale and Carol. It was always a joy to visit them at their home and then their new apartment. They both exuded the love of Christ to others and Dale will always be the Candy man!
They sure loved all you kids and always talked you up at our visits!
It’s so good to know that we will see them again in heaven and I know they are rejoicing being in the presence of Christ!
I will miss his soft hands and the twinkle in his eyes!

I hope there is lots of candy in heaven. When I worked as a server I always waited on Dave and carol every Saturday. They never missed a Saturday right at 4:00. Dale always made sure everyone got their piece of candy! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Dad asked to go visit and I’m so glad Diane (Almer) was in town to see him, as I was ill. I will see him, your Mom and Steve in heaven. Your Dad will have candy in his pocket. May you find peace at this time of sorrow. Love and prayers.
Brenda (Almer) Fetting.

Dale & Carol will be missed but most certainly never forgotten. They captured a place in all our hearts. Saturdays at Jack’s will never be the same without our beloved, “Candy Man” and his wife. They brought joy, sweetness, and laughter whenever they came to visit. They will be DEEPLY missed by their entire Jack’s Family!

Dear Pfaff Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. What a wonderful legacy he left his family and friends. He will forever be remembered as having the “best candy” in his suit pocket, ‘Werther’s Original Caramels!’ Sometimes, I was even treated to 2! 🙂 We loved to visit with your parents, they were both special people to know. They loved us and supported us in so many ways in our ministry. I can see Dale in heaven having exchanged his worn out earthly body with a new one from his Lord and Savior, and hearing Him say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” What a glorious heavenly sight he is enjoying and the sweet homecoming with Carol and all those who have gone on before him. We too, are looking forward to that great and wonderful reunion someday in heaven, where we’ll all meet again and forever be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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I had the pleasure of growing up across the street from Pfaffs. We had the best neighborhood in part because of our parents. Everyone got along, all of the parents looked out for all of the kids! One example I’ll never forget was when Tim & I were about 11 or 12 and babysitting my baby nephew. This kid would not stop crying no matter how we tried to soothe him! So Tim told his parents of our troubles and Dale (I knew him as Bob-don’t know why) and Carol loaded us all up in their car & drove us around until the baby fell asleep. I was sooo grateful! Thank you Pfaffs for being a part of our neighborhood family!