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James “Jim” Bernard Pelzer

Service Date: February 20, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Service Info

James “Jim” Bernard Pelzer, age 89, of Burlington, KY, entered into
eternal life on Friday, February 14, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, KY. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara Wulfeck  Pelzer; his parents Edward and Verna Pelzer; his brother Jack Pelzer; his sister Mary Ann Harter; and granddaughter Gina Kenkel. Jim served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He was a faithful and longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Jim worked as a meat cutter at his family’s market in Fort Thomas and retired with IGA grocery stores where he was passionate about treating his customers with kindness and providing top-shelf service. Jim is survived by his wife Viola Sandfoss Cauvin Pelzer; his children Kevin (Jacque) Pelzer, Lori Eversole, and Mary (David) Stoeckle; his step-daughters: Sandy (Jack) Kenkel, Sharon Cecil, Marian (Joe) Krogman, and Jennifer (Brandan) Bamfield; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; as well as many family members and friends. Jim was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at
Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington, KY.

Funeral Mass will follow visitation at 12:00 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in
Burlington, KY.

Interment to follow at Highland  Cemetery Mausoleum in Ft. Mitchell, KY

Memorial contributions in Jim’s honor may be made to: DCCH
Center for Children and Families, 75 Orphanage Rd, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Online condolences to

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
12:00 pm

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

5876 Veterans Way
Burlington, KY 41005

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

James “Jim” Bernard Pelzer


James Pelzer

I took care of Jim last year while he was still at home. I enjoyed his company and listening to the stories he’d share with me during our time together. Thank you for your wisdom and for the laughs Jim. My prayers to Vi and the family during this time.