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Laurie (Pfeiffer) Medchill

Laurie (Pfeiffer) Medchill, our loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away 4/21/2019 at the age of 63 due to complications of Congestive Heart Failure.   She was born in Waukesha, WI and raised on a farm near McFarland and Madison, WI. She loved animals especially horses, dogs, cats and racoons. She was an expert horseman winning many awards with her Saddlebred and western horses.

She graduated from McFarland High School in McFarland, WI in 1974.  A year and a half later, she married Mike Medchill in Cottage Grove, WI. Laurie and Mike recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary.  She loved children and raised 5 wonderful kids whom she loved very, very much. She lived most of her adult life in the metropolitan Phoenix area.   She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, swimming and travel. She especially liked traveling to the Caribbean and Hawaii.  Maui was her favorite destination. It was her happy place.  Despite her advancing illness, she was able to enjoy several of her last weeks in Maui on Ka’anapali Beach watching whales from the lanai and eating at her favorite restaurants.

She is survived by her loving husband Dr. Michael Medchill, five children (Jennifer, Brian, Scott, Eric and Stephen (Kellye)), 2 grandchildren (Nathan and Kinsley), a sister (Barb Pfeiffer), 2 brothers (Joel (Sandy) and Jim Pfeiffer(Lois)) and several nephews and nieces (Jason, Matt, Megan and Corey). She was preceded in death by her father (Alfred (Bud) Pfeiffer), mother (Silvia Pitchen Pfeiffer) and an infant brother (Brian Pfeiffer).

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association.



  • Steve and Nydra Harvel Posted April 25, 2019 1:57 AM

    Beautiful bride. I’m glad that you were able to do what she liked most during the last week’s. You both are so awesome in every way. The kindness and compassion you both extended without hesitation was and still is rare. May the family gently ride the warming breeze around you that is her life essence/force. God Bless.

  • Colleen Engler Posted April 25, 2019 5:30 AM

    My deepest sympathy to the family, she was a great mom and wife,.

  • Raymond Shamos Posted April 25, 2019 7:15 AM

    Mike, my thoughts are with you and your family for your great loss. She bore her illness bravely and I am pleased you were with her.

  • Susi Christie Posted April 25, 2019 4:59 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kathy Posted April 26, 2019 4:11 PM

    Dear (Pfeiffer) Medchill family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Laurie. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and at Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain & death. Knowing this has always brought me some comfort and it is my hope that these thoughts from the Bible will likewise comfort your family and will also ease some of your pain during this most difficult time in your lives.

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