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Miriam M. Pape

January 11, 1925 — November 20, 2019

Miriam M. Pape, age 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family. She worked in a flashlight factory during World War II, raised and dressed poultry, and later worked at Beam Stream in maintenance for 20 years. After retirement, she and her husband spent 14 years wintering in Florida. Miriam was the best fish filleter around. She always waited for the guys to bring her a mess of fish to clean and fry. She also decorated wedding cakes for friends and family. She meticulously made custom baton twirling outfits for a young lady from Montpelier. She took pride in doing the Christmas decorations and hand made banners for the club house where activities were held when they were in Florida. Miriam was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was previously a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Montpelier, where she taught Sunday School, was involved in the Ladies Circles, decorated for holidays and took her Luther League students to other churches so they could see other religions. Born on January 11, 1925, at home in Fulton County, Miriam was the daughter of Adam and Oscea (Gearig) Britsch. She graduated from Pettisville High School, where she played first chair trumpet in the band and pep band, was valedictorian of her graduating class, and was class secretary and treasurer. On August 21, 1947, she married Henry J. “June” Pape in Wauseon and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2014. Miriam is survived by her children, Nancy Somers, of Bryan, John (Debra) Pape, of Montpelier, and Deb (Butch) Carros, of Vermillion, Ohio; grandchildren, Aimee Rau, of Bryan, Tim Pape, of Medina, Ohio, Andy Pape, of Columbia, South Carolina, and Logan Pape, of Montpelier; great-grandchildren, Alexis (Tyler) Skulina, of Tempe, Arizona, and Nate Rau, of Columbus, Ohio, and her former grandson-in-law, Kevin Rau, of Bryan. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Herman and Melvin Britsch. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 2:00-6:00 P.M. at Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Peter Paige officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Pettisville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Wesley United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels, or Community Health Professionals Hospice.
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Monday, November 25, 2019

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Krill Funeral Service - Bryan

860 W Mulberry St, Bryan, OH 43506

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Krill Funeral Service - Bryan

860 W Mulberry St, Bryan, OH 43506

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