The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 6, 2013

Pape will be missed


The Commercial-News

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Editor:

Our community has certainly suffered a loss with the untimely passing of Bob Pape.

He was a quiet, charitable, humble man who left a great legacy to our community and the wider genealogical community with his Pape Mortuary Genealogical Database, enabling anyone to search for family in this area.

Family history and genealogy are available because for years he hired people to do research at the Danville Public Library and record all the deaths in the area. This website will serve generations for the future. We so appreciate what he provided for us all.

Sybil and Lou Mervis

Danville