Victor W. Unfer
Victor W. Unfer, age 97, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Missouri. Mr. Unfer, son of August and Ameila (Wiebke) Unfer, was born on October 5, 1922, in Port Townsend, Washington. He was united in marriage to Clara Unfer in 1972; she preceded him in death on June 19, 2006. Mr. Unfer served his country proudly in the United States Army. He and his brother Wilfred, owned and operated Unfer Brothers Trucking in Valdez, Alaska, where they were one of the first drivers on the Alaskan Highway. Mr. Unfer loved baseball; he along with his brother played in the minor leagues in the 1930s, was a big fan of the Seattle Mariners and helped start the original Little League baseball teams in Valdez. He enjoyed his time spent on his bulldozer, being with family and friends, and watching baseball.
Survivors include one step-son, Monty Woods, of Cassville; two step-daughters, Becky Fortenberry, of Ault, Colorado and Pat Fabrizius, of Windsor, Colorado; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one niece, June Bredin and her husband Duane, of Ellensburg, Washington; one nephew, Wayne Mitton and his wife Carol, of Edmonds, Washington; and several other step-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wilfred Unfer; two sisters, Gweneth Mitton Stevenson and Harriette Unfer; and one step-daughter, Audrey Poplin.
Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019, at the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville, with words of comfort spoken by Frank Smith.
A private family burial will be held at Ault Cemetery in Ault, Colorado.
Service arrangements and cremation are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville, Missouri. Please visit our website at www.whitefuneralhome.org for online condolences and obituaries.