Remembrances can be sent to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance (www.aealliance.org) or the U.S. Curling Association (www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/About-Us/Support-USA-Curling).
Mr. Pfiffner was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Stevens Point, a son of the late James Meehan and Mary Sturtevant Pfiffner.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a nose gunner in B-24 aircraft during World War II.
After the war, he attended Ripon College.
He was married to Patricia Helander 65 years ago.
He was a sales executive for the paper industry for more than 30 years.
He lived in Stevens Point until moving to Northbrook, Ill., in 1965.
He was one of the founders of the Stevens Point Curling Club in 1959, a member of the North Shore Curling Club for more than 30 years and an officer of the United States Curling Association. In 1992, he was selected to participate on the USCA Scot Tour to curl in Scotland.
He and his wife traveled the world in retirement and had a summer home on Lake Katherine in northern Wisconsin.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, Madison; two sons, Dennis (Deborah), Libertyville, Ill., and Michael (Starlett), Madison.; one daughter, Pamela, Portland, Ore.; one brother, E. John (Constance) Pfiffner of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, James S. Pfiffner; and one grandson.