Obituaries

Ryan Michael Pape – Dubuque

Ryan Michael Pape, 27, of Dubuque, unexpectedly passed away at home in his sleep on October 1, 2023.

A Blessing and Prayer Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Edgewood, IA, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Edgewood Event Center.

Ryan was born on February 5, 1996, to Edward John Pape and Jane Ann Porter (Dean). He graduated from Senior High School in 2014.  Ryan worked at Swiss Valley, Target, Anderson Windows and Doors, Runde, Modern Fold, O’Reilly’s and Area Residential Care. He loved his family, girlfriend, Cassie, friends, and his cats. Ryan was known by many as “Tugboat”. He loved the Green Bay Packers, guns, trucks, going to demos, and country and 80’s rock music. He was a die heart Chevy lover. Ryan especially enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and playing video games.

Survivors include his girlfriend, Cassie Alvarado of almost five years; parents, Edward Pape (fiancé Michelle) of Manchester and Jane (Dean) Porter of Dubuque; brother, Jeff Pape of Dubuque; sister, Becca (Pape) Hartsock (fiancé Cody Stirewalt) of Dyersville; step-brother, Chris; step-niece, Olivia; grandpas, John Pape and Don Porter; his fur babies, Luna and Cosmo; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ryan was preceded in death by brother, Allan Pape; grandmas, Theresa Pape and Judith Stephenson; step-mother, Dianne; and his beloved cat, Angel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ryan Pape Memorial Fund.

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