Cover photo for Anthony "Tony" Pape's Obituary
Anthony "Tony" Pape Profile Photo
1938 Anthony "Tony" 2023

Anthony "Tony" Pape

July 7, 1938 — November 15, 2023

Sheldon

 

Anthony “Tony” Pape

Sheldon, Iowa

            Services for Anthony “Tony” Pape, age 85, of Sheldon who passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon.  His funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 20, 2023, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon with Father Siby Punnoose ~ officiating.

            Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon.

            Visitation with family present will be from 3 to 5 P.M. on Sunday, November 19, 2023, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 5 P.M. at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

ANTHONY “TONY” JOSEPH PAPE

 

BORN

July 7, 1938 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

PASSED AWAY

November 15, 2023 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

 

FUNERAL MASS

10:30 A.M. Monday, November 20, 2023

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa

Father Siby Punnoose ~ Officiating

 

LECTORS

Madison Lindstrom and Kelan Pape

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

Entrance Hymn #438 “Be Not Afraid”

Responsorial Psalm #758 “Psalm 23” 

Offertory Hymn #395 “Here I am Lord”

Communion Hymn #341 “One Bread, One Body”

Song of Farewell

Recessional Hymn #440 “On Eagle’s Wings”

Organist:  Laura Wagner

Cantor: Tyler Youngers

 

CASKET BEARERS

Chris Lindstrom                              Dewayne Ramsey

Kurt Rosentrater                                         Jerry Sauer

Darren Pape                                      Brandon Robinson

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery

Sheldon, Iowa

 

After today’s graveside service the family invites family and friends

to join them in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

 

Anthony (Tony) Joseph Pape was born on July 7, 1938 to Stephan and Anna (Muhlenkord) Pape in Sheldon, Iowa.  When Tony was a young child, the family moved to Washington state where his father taught welding in the shipyards during World War II.

When the war ended, the family returned to Sheldon.  Tony finished school and graduated from Sheldon High School with the class of 1956.

He met and married Marlene Stallmann. They married at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hospers, Iowa, June 2, 1962.   Together they raised six daughters.

Tony began his career in the grocery industry, serving as a meat cutter in all the Swanson’s stores.  He was the meat manager in the New Ulm Swanson’s store for several years.  When the Swanson’s chain was purchased by Hy Vee Food stores, Tony was promoted to the store director at the Sheldon location, a position he held until he moved to the Cherokee store in 1984.  He retired from Hy Vee in 1993.

Tony enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, going for walks and visiting family and friends across the country.  He was active in the Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus in both the Sheldon and Cherokee communities. 

Tony is survived by his wife, Marlene, and their daughters and their families; Laurie Pape Hadley, (Richard and Vivian Hadley) of St. Louis Park, MN, Pamela Pape-Lindstrom (Chris, Madison, and Julia Lindstrom) of Havre de Grace, MD, Melissa Pape (Brandon Robinson, Bailey, Sutton, and Chandler Privitt) of Houston, TX,  Danette Pape Ramsey (Dewayne, Gabriel, and Alaina Ramsey) of Lyman, SC, Kari Pape Rosentrater (Kurt, Emma, and Alec Rosentrater) of Stratford, IA, and Nicole Pape of Des Moines, Iowa. 

He is also survived by his siblings, Teresa McCarty of Albuquerque, NM, Rudy (Marian Pape) of Sioux City, IA, Mary Pape of Omaha, NE. He is survived by his in-laws, Patrick Kelleher, Sylvester Schmit, Joan Klein, John Stallmann, Joyce and Dennis Hollis, David and Connie Stallmann, Judy Stallmann, Karen Dagel-Whitham, Steve and Debbie Stallmann, Tom Stallmann, Brenda Stallmann, and Nick and Dianna Stallmann. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Anna Pape, his sisters Regina McCarty, Dolores Wunn, and Annette Kelleher, and his brother Lee Pape.  His in-laws; Clarence and Catherine Stallmann, Frank McCarty, Duane Wunn, Esthermarie (Smitty) Pape, Germaine Schmitt, Norbert Klein, Mary Jane Stallmann and Gordon Schofer, Diane Stallman, Alice and Marvin Crayton, John Dagel, Jim Whitham, and Tom Bremmer as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Anthony "Tony" Pape, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, November 19, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue, Sheldon, IA 51201

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Sunday, November 19, 2023

5:00 - 5:15 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue, Sheldon, IA 51201

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Monday, November 20, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

310 10th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Monday, November 20, 2023

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery

1988 E. 9th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 2473

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree