Victor Scifers

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Victor Lee Scifers, 78, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born March 13, 1928, in Minonk, Ill., son of Lewis E. and Anna Timmerman Scifers. He and Lacreta I. Bennett were married July 30, 1953 in Streator, Ill.

Victor graduated from Dana High School in Dana, Ill., in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from Oct. 10, 1950, until he was honorably discharged Aug. 25, 1952, as a master sergeant.

He worked for Santa Fe Railroad 42 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1986. He was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson, Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson, and Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838.

Loving survivors include his wife of 53 years; a son, Jack Scifers of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Leslie (Ruth) Scifers of Streator; a sister, Mildred Snow of Munster, Ind.; two grandchildren, Emily Scifers of Hawaii and Lezlie Scifers of Cape Girardeau; and a family friend, Bob Smith.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with military honors conducted. The Rev. Greg Priest will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Salvation Army.

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