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David Lee Papin

03/14/1952 - 08/04/2021

David Lee Papin, 69, of Virginia, passed away at his home on August 4th, 2021, surrounded by his children. A memorial service begins at 11:00 am, Thursday, August 12, 2021 in the Range Funeral Home, Virginia with Father Brandon Moravitz presiding.  The family will greet visitors beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery with a lunch to follow in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

He was born on March 14th 1952 in Virginia, MN, son of Ellen Bane and Floyd Papin.

Dave was a graduate of Virginia High School, class of 1970, attended Bemidji State along with Mesabi community college. 

Dave met Katie (King) Papin and was married in 1977 and had 3 beautiful children.  Dave was a long time employee of US Steel and retired in 2003 after 31 years of service.  In 1993, David met his soul mate Mavis (Alto) Papin and was married. He then worked for the Mesabi Humane Society and spent his last working years at Grande Ace Hardware.  He also volunteered for the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in the kitchen. 

Dave’s extreme wit would always light up a room. Dave had a generous heart, and was always there to lend a hand. There was no lack of consideration or love for his family.

Dave was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and was able to fulfill his dream and attend a Viking-Packer game at Lambeau Field in 2018 with his three children.  Dave was also a Yankee fan and was able to attend a Yankee/Twin game with his sons.  Dave was an avid reader and always had a book in his hand even if it had to be the Encyclopedia. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their various activities. 

He is survived by his 3 children;  Sam (Jill) Papin, Jennifer Hartman, Mike (Angela) Papin; 4 grandchildren: Addison, Bryce, Frankie, and Julia; sister, DeEtta (Mel) Annala; step-mother, MaryAnn (Bob) Race; step sons, Doug and Patrick Shutte; step brothers and sisters; and numerous nephews and nieces. 

David was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis; daughter, Jessica; mother, Ellen Bane; father, Floyd Papin; step-father, Peyton Bane and brother, Michael Bane.

David will be extremely missed by his family and friends.


One thought on “David Lee Papin”

  1. Patrick Crosby says:

    Sorry to hear about David’s passing. I only met him a few times over the years, but remember his calm demeanor and sharp wit clearly. Sorry for your loss.

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08/12/2021 at 11:00 am
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am