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JoAnn M. Pape, 79

JoAnn M. Pape, 79, of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Valley Memorial Home, Grand Forks, ND.

JoAnn M. Pape was born on July 10, 1934 in Grand Forks, ND the daughter of Lewis and Nettie (Dahlum) Flatten.  She grew up in rural East Grand Forks and attended rural school.  She graduated from the Crookston AC College in 1951.  She attended Akers Business College. On January 1, 1956 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Rodney Pape in the Grand Marais Church of rural East Grand Forks.  She worked for the Farmsco Elevator, East Grand Forks as a bookkeeper for a number of years.  She owned and operated JoAnns Drapery in East Grand Forks retiring in 1996.  She farmed with her husband Rodney until their retirement.  They wintered in Palm Desert, CA for many years.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Sherry) Pape, Dan (Penny) Pape both of East Grand Forks, MN and Gary (Teri) Pape of Fargo, ND; 8 grandchildren, Danielle, Katie, Tyler, Nicole, Lindsey, Abby, Travis, and Ashley; 11 great-grandchildren, Cooper, Cullen, Lula, Hendrix, Sawyer, Harrison, Ivy, Owen, Adilyn, Ava and Elliott; 4 sisters, Joyce (Don) Lunke of Bloomington, MN, Estelle (Duane) Halstengard of Fertile, MN, Carlyn (Richard) Raymond of Walker, MN and Lorraine (George) Wickstrom of Cortez, CO, and many special family members and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband Rodney on Feb. 13, 2013.

She was very active in the Bethany Lutheran Church her entire life.

Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 with a 6:00 PM Prayer Service on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 10321 State Highway 220 NW, East Grand Forks, MN and also 1 hour prior Funeral Service on Monday.

Funeral Service:  3:00 PM, on Monday, November 11, 2013, 2013 in Bethany Lutheran Church.

Interment:  Bethany North Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN.

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Memorials Preferred to:  Bethany Lutheran Church

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