Dennis C. Pfahler

February 16, 1946 ‒ December 06, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Dennis C. Pfahler died Thursday, December 6, 2018 in his home in Mansfield, Ohio.

Dennis fought a one year battle of glioblastoma cancer, and is now alive with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dennis was born February 16, 1946, in Clyde, Ohio to Warren and Mabel Pfahler. His childhood was spent in Clyde, Ohio. He later moved to Mansfield to begin his thirty year teaching career at Mifflin Elementary School.

He is survived by his wife of twenty seven years Catherine; a daughter and son-in-law Kim and Scott Nething; a son and daughter-in-law Denny and Amy Pfahler; five grandchildren Felicia, Brandon, Emily, Allison, and Amanda; and two great grandsons Ryker and Kyler.

Dennis was preceded by his parents Warren and Mabel Pfahler.

A special “thank you” for the support and love to Wayne and Linda Courtright, and Larry and Sue Wade during Denny’s fight with cancer.

Dennis loved his rescue dogs, Shiloh, Ace, and Scruffy and would have been greatly pleased if contributions in his memory to the Richland County Humane Society were made at the funeral home.

The Pfahler family will receive friends Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Dennis’s life will be held Monday December 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. Pastor Jim Berry will speak with burial to follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dennis’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at



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  • Kim and Denny so sorry to hear about your dad. Your family’s will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you all. Dennis was my teacher one year and I will never forget the impact he had on me. He always had a smile and could brighten your day no matter what was going on.

  • I remember mr. Pfahler with fond memories at mifflin elementary. He would sit outside at recess or lunch and play his guitar ir many times just talk with us. Thank you Lord for lending him into our lives. He is all yours now. Sharon (perry) heard

  • Heaven is about to get a whole lot livelier! The two old Mifflin pranksters, Denny and Larry, are together once more. I will never forget finding my wall pencil sharpener relocated to the top of my desk…compliments of Denny. Of course, Jim Berry should probably fess up to some of those pranks also. I mean, really, a teacher’s desk out on the playground field!
    Denny’s smile and easy-going manner will always be remembered. My sincere condolences to his family and many friends. Sherry Berger