William Peffer

William Parker Peffer

1924 - 2023

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Obituary of William Parker Peffer

William P. Peffer, age 98 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Iowa City and North Liberty died Saturday, March 4, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital. William Parker Peffer was born August 17, 1924, the son of Melvin and Esther (Horn) Peffer. As a young man, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy serving during World War II. Bill was united in marriage to VirJean Peterson on November 25, 1946, in Iowa City. Bill worked for many years for the University of Iowa as an electrician, retiring in 1985. He and VirJean were inseparable and had celebrated 70 years of marriage before VirJean’s death in 2017. The couple had lived in North Liberty, Iowa City, McAllen, Texas and most recently in Cedar Rapids. His family includes their three children, Barbara Moeller (Del), Katherine Schimelpfening (Bobby), and Thomas Peffer (Carroll); 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Bill will also be missed by his Cottage Grove Place community, especially Sharon Aukerman, his friend/companion for the last 5 years. Special thanks to Dr. James Bell, who ensured the final journey was peaceful and provided compassionate support to the family. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service website @ www.gayandciha.com.