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Kathryn Marie Pape

July 25, 1962 — March 22, 2023

Kathryn Marie Pape of Grand Island peacefully passed away March 23, 2023, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 A.M. at Destiny Church Saturday April 1, 2023.

Kathy was born on July 25, 1962, in Brookings, SD to Robert and Philomenia (Gesiriech) Pape. She grew up in a loving home with her parents and four siblings. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1980. She attended the University of Nebraska. She returned to Grand Island and lived there until her death. Kathy was the owner and graphic design artist of a company she started called Vital Signs in Grand Island. She expressed her faith, fellowship, and positive outlook through her creativity. She made specialty pinatas for parties and loved working with children. One of her later passions was creating children’s Christmas gift boxes for her Church. Last year she created over a hundred boxes. She always included art supplies in the gift boxes. She had an active life fishing, camping, and hunting for agates or fossils.

She was survived by a brother David Pape, his wife Colleen Cipoletta of Altamonte Springs FL., her sisters Cynthia Pape of Lincoln Ne. and Susan Hadfield of Fontana CA. Additional survivors are nieces and nephews Isaac Pape and his wife Dulce, Olivia Hadfield, Jared Pape, and Alyssa Pape. All memorials will be gifted to the Destiny Church for the Children’s Christmas gift box project.

Destiny Church is located at 4306 W. Hwy. 30, Grand Island, NE 68803 with an e-mail of

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