Beverly Jane Pfeifer went home to her Heavenly Father on Valentine’s Day. How fitting she passed away on a day for celebrating love because Beverly herself was an icon of love. She was rarely seen without a smile on her face, and she truly lived with a servant’s heart.

Active in her church choir at Our Savior Lutheran Church, she also taught Sunday school and participated in Bible study.

She touched all with her outgoing, fun-loving demeanor, and she was always the life of the party. She was the first and the last one on the dance floor, dragging both strangers and loved ones with her.

Striking up a conversation with strangers everywhere she went, she shared her contagious smile with the whole world. 

Beverly was born in August 1932, to Elmer and Margaret Guske, who loved her and her brother, Kenny, voraciously (all preceded her in death).

She married William Pfeifer (preceded in death) in the early 1960s and lived in Milwaukee, Wis., until 1970, when they decided to move to Eagle River, Wis., because they thought it was a great place to raise a family. They packed up the house and children, Margaret Evanson, Jennifer Sherman (John), Bonnie Jones (Gary), Cindy Drummond (Mark, preceded in death), and William Pfeifer Jr. (Jeannine), and made a home in the great Northwoods.

Beverly lived in Eagle River for over 50 years and was an active member of her community and church

She had many beloved grandchildren, Matt, Wendy, Rachel, Nathan, Chris, Kelly, Julia, Melissa, Emmalee, Jacob, Sam, Britni and William Jr. She also had six great-grandchildren. 

She enjoyed many different jobs during her life in Eagle River, but the ones she loved most were her jobs helping people. She was well-known as the sample lady at Trig’s, enjoyed a retail fashion career at JH Collectibles and other Eagle River shops, and worked with her dear friend, Lois Hippenmeyer (preceded in death).

But above all, Beverly was an accomplished artist. She painted birds and flowers, she fostered a love of art in her many grandchildren. She was a member of the Headwaters Art League. Her work is treasured by her family. 

Beverly’s services were held at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

Beverly is already dancing and smiling in Heaven, joined by her many loved ones who have been missing her. 

Arrangements by Gaff­ney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at