Michael Eugene (Duke) Peiffer passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, following a long battle with cancer at Medilodge of Monroe.
Duke was born on January 21, 1946 to Gene and Colleen (Miller) Peiffer. He married Patti Fishell on March 17, 1973, at her home, during a blizzard. She survives him. Also, surviving him are his sons Wm. Layth (Irina) of Charleston, South Carolina, and Mat (Ashley) of Carleton. He was the eldest of 6 children and all of his siblings survive him; Pat (Joyce) of Acme, Tim (Jean) of Skandia, Kathy (Mike) Foley of Manistee, Karen Peiffer of Manistee, and Craig Peiffer of Dundee. Also surviving Duke are many nieces and nephews, and his Butler family cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Luke, and niece Drew Foley.
Mike served his country in the DMZ in Korea, during the Vietnam Conflict, facing combat and surveillance missions. The V.A. recognized that his service caused the cancer that took him. Mike worked as an electric lineman for Consumers, providing essential services, for over 35 years, always making sure Senator Road was with power. After he retired, mom and dad got a generator. He also had several business ventures: Suns Comic and Collectibles in Greenville, The General Store in Carson City, and the infamous garbage route with Terry P.
Mike was a family man, a great provider and excellent father. After his first field trip with the kindergarten class, he was on the couch with a wet cloth on his head, muttering, “They don’t listen, they don’t listen, they don’t……..”
He was a member of the American Legion in Carson City and the VFW post in Sheridan. Mike will be remembered for his work ethic, his dedication to those he loved, (including those softball girls), and his great sense of humor.
The first visitation for Duke will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 5 - 8 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan (246 S. Main St.). The second visitation for Duke will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 1 to 5 PM, also at Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan.
Funeral services for Duke will be on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan beginning at 11 AM.
For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Duke’s memory, the family suggests you direct them to either the Carson City American Legion or the Sheridan VFW.