Robert Lawrence Pfarr

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Robert Lawrence Pfarr, 64, of Corinth passed away January 8th in Plano, TX. He was born June 11, 1948 in Kenosha, WI to Robert Matthew Pfarr and Marilyne Carlson Pfarr. He attended Marquette University and Loyola University. He married Joan Kress Pfarr in Portland ME on Dec. 29, 1990, and she preceded him in death.

Robert was a semi-retired forensics engineer for Pfarr Engineering. He previously volunteered as a firefighter in several towns and was actively involved in the cycling community. He held both Competition and Coaching licenses from USA Cycling, was an amateur cycling historian, and was a voting member of the US Bicycle Hall of Fame.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors Friday night from 6-8 pm for visitation. A funeral mass will be held at 10 on Saturday at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father George officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.

He is survived by his fiancée Shawn P. Rider of Corinth; daughters, Kristin and husband Joshua Blanchard of Daphne Al, Jennifer and husband Ryan Proly of Tampa FL; stepsons, Michael and wife Judy Kress of Westwood MA, Steven and wife Carrie Kress of Aubrey TX, Daniel and wife Laura Kress and Theodore Kress of Denton TX; sisters, Sandy Stoner of Ogden UT, Sheri and husband Tom Holmgren of Somers WI; brother, Gary Pfarr of Kenosha WI and 15 grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been created to honor Bob Pfarr, Jr. by improving the safety of bicycling in the Kenosha and Racine Wisconsin communities. Please send donations to this fund to: Wisconsin Bike Fed, Bob Pfarr, Jr. Memorial Fund, 3618 West Pierce, Milwaukee WI 53215

Online condolences may be made at

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