Mathias A. Pape, age 84, of Lakemoor, died Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
He was born January 9, 1927 in Chicago to Mathias O. and Margaret (Dietzen) Pape. On November 11, 1990, he married Carmella Gabriel in Lake County.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Carmella; six children, Joseph Pape of Los Angeles, Susie (Brian) Wood of Culver City, CA, Char (Lee) Fleischhauer of Johnsburg, Donna (Dennis) Rogers of Lakemoor, Laura (Joe) Schuerman of Prospect Heights, and Dan (Tracy) Gabriel of Antioch; ten grandchildren, Rachel, Shannon, Michelle, Lauren, Max, Alex, Ross, Drew, Jack, and Colt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rachel; and four sisters.
A memorial visitation will take place from 6 p.m. until the funeral Mass at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, January 26, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070.
The cremation rite will be accorded and inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to the Alzheimers Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Ste. 800, Chicago, IL 60631.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends may send on-line condolences to the family at www.justenfh.com.