Rodney W. PapeRodney Pape, 79, of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Rodney William Pape was born on October 11, 1933 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Robert and Louella (Laidley) Pape Sr. Rodney grew up in rural East Grand Forks and attended Rural Banner 51 School. He then attended the AC in Crookston, MN and graduated with the Class of 1951. Following graduation he joined the United States Air Force and served his country from 1952 to 1956. On January 1, 1956 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, JoAnn Flatten in the Grand Marais Church of rural East Grand Forks. Rodney farmed his entire life in the East Grand Forks area retiring in 1996. They wintered in Palm Desert, CA for many years. Rodney was president of PKM Electric Cooperative and also the Farmers Elevator.