Obituary Of Evansville Firefighter James “Jim” Scott Pfender

Obituary Of Evansville Firefighter James “Jim” Scott Pfender

James “Jim” Scott Pfender, 48, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020.

Jim was born in Victorville, California on April 20, 1972, to Kathy A. (Paul) Barnett and Tom R. Pfender. He graduated from North High School in 1990 and went on to receive his Associate of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana.

Jim served his community as an ER trauma nurse for Deaconess Hospital and as a firefighter for the Evansville Fire Department for 20 years. He was a decorated captain and currently served at Hose House No. 9. Jim was very particular about everything in his life. In his free time, Jim enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing poker, and volunteering for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Above all else, Jim loved being with his family, especially his twins, Dani, and Sam. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his twins, Dani and Sam Pfender, and their mother, Kim Haywood-Pfender, all of Newburgh, IN; mother, Kathy A. (Paul) Barnett (Steve A.) of Evansville, IN; father, Tom R. Pfender (Susan) of Evansville, IN; brother, Dave Pfender (Mandy) of Evansville, IN; step-sisters, Lisa Jarrell (Michelle) of Pendleton, IN and Laura Barnett of Austin, TX; nephew, Ryan Pfender of Evansville, IN; grandmother, Bernadette Paul of Evansville, IN; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, June and Melvin R. Pfender, and Marvin Paul.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, June 12, 2020, at Browning Funeral Home, and again from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville, IN 47713, or the charity of your choice.

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