John C. Pake
MANDAN – John C. Pake, 78, Mandan, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of family Wednesday, September 14, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at First Lutheran Church, Mandan with Rev. Phil Leer and Deacon Intern Angie Kutzer officiating. Friends and family will gather one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Bethesda Lutheran Church Cemetery, south of Leith, ND. There will be no prayer service the night before, as cremation has taken place.
John was born on September 13, 1944, in Fargo, ND to Harold L. and Lorentein M. (Lammers) Pake. He grew up on the Pake family farm 4 miles southeast of Moorhead MN. He attended school at Moorhead and graduated from high school at Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston MN in 1962, where he became a state champion wrestler. After graduation, he moved to Bismarck.
John worked as an ambulance attendant for Bismarck Ambulance Service and an orderly at Bismarck Hospital where he met Phyllis Hauge. They were married on December 18, 1964, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck. He became a member of the First Lutheran Church, Mandan. John loved his jobs, and which included, farm equipment, heavy equipment, boats, cars, and trucks. He also obtained his private pilot license and made quite a few flights. He worked as a mechanic, a semi-truck driver, dispatcher and owned his own trucking company. He later became a heavy equipment operator and an excavation plant manager.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sisters, Sharyn Pake and Lila Lovgren, Moorhead, MN; one brother, Wesley (Karen) Pake, Sulpher Springs, TX; three children: Donavon (Sheila) Pake, Greensburg, IN, Darin (Palinee) Pake, Watford City, ND, and Deanne Pake, Mandan, ND, five grandchildren, Chelsey (Neil) Horner, Wishek, ND, Casey (Carter) Sorch, Wilton, ND, Hannah Jacob, Kintyre, ND, Shelby Pake, Indianapolis, IN, and Shannon Pake, Lafayette, IN, and one step-granddaughter, Charintip Thipso, Bangkok, Thailand; three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Chet Horner, and River John Sorch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, numerous family, and friends.
Cards can be mailed to Phyllis Pake, 1722 4th St NE, Mandan, ND 58554.
Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry / Mandan Crematory, Mandan, North Dakota.
Published by The Bismarck Tribune on Sep. 17, 2022.
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