Carl D. Pfautz, 57
Retired Master Sgt. Carl D. Pfautz, 57, of
18 Peacock Drive, died Saturday at his residence following a four-year
illness. He was the husband of Evelyn Adams Pfautz.
Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Amelia
Eshelman Pfautz. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was a
former employee of the United States Post Office in Lancaster, retiring
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and
the Vietnam War. He received ' a commendation medal. As part
of his military training he was in the 82nd Airborne Division of the
508th Parachute Infantry. He played the trumpet in the 504th Infantry
He was a former member of the Pennsylvania Reserve Defense Corps
and the 103rd Medical Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
He was a member of the disabled American Veterans Post 80,
Millersville, and was a life member of the Commercial Travelers
Association. He was also a former Boy Scout Master of the Advent
He and his wife celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary May 15.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by three daughters: Barbara J.,
wife of 1st Sgt. George Conner, San Antonio, Texas; Carlene L., wife of
Sterlen Compton, Manasas, Va.; and Lonnie O., at home; two grandsons; a
brother, Earl, Harrisburg; and a sister, Evelyn, wife of Davis K Weaver,
[Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, 19 Jul 1982, Mon, Page 4]
(courtesy of " Carol & Pete")
Grave markers for Carl D. Pfautz in the 1918 Cemetery,
Section C, lot 157 of the Moravian Cemetery*, Lititz (Lancaster county),
Carl enlisted at Harrisburg, PA on
13 January 1943 and was initially attached to the 508th band in Camp
Blanding. He was permanently assigned on 3 March 1943 and remained
in the band throughout WWII.
He remained in the Army with his last re-enlistment on
16 February 1970. He was discharged on 21 June 1971 with the rank
of Master Sergeant..
* Also known as: Lititz Moravian Cemetery