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Services for Harold Archer Pfalzgraf, 66, prominent attorney, were held today at Wellington.

His wife, the former Carol Louise Ginavan, is a native of Marion. They were married Oct. 9, 1953, at Salina.

After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division and serving as a paratrooper, he was discharged in 1955 and enrolled at McPherson College, graduating with honors in 1959. He then attended Washburn University, graduating with honors from the law school in 1962. He became an assistant in the office of Attorney General Bill Ferguson. In 1963 the family, now with two children, moved to Wellington and he was elected probate and juvenile judge for Sumner County.

He established a private law practice in 1971. His daughter, Linda, joined the practice in 1981 and son, Doug, joined the firm in 1985. He practiced until Jan. 14, 2000. He also was active in community affairs and a multitude of organizations over the years. He was a leader in the United Methodist congregation at Wellington. In 1978 he was honored by the legal profession by being selected as president of the Kansas Bar Foundation.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; daughter Linda Pfalzgraf and son-in-law Mark Saffell, Woodstock, Ga.; son, Doug and daughter-in-law Candace, Wellington; three grandsons; two brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial funds have been established in his name at the church and with Wellington Public Library. 
Transcribed and Contributed by Janice Reading

Last Updated:  Monday, November 14, 2005 17:41:32

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