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Nicholas "Nick" Pappas

September 24, 1917 - May 06, 2011


9-10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 11 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 11 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Nicholas "Nick" Pappas

September 24, 1917 - May 06, 2011


Nicholas “Nick” R. Pappas, 93, passed away May 6, 2011 at Bethany Assisted Living Center in Fargo.

Nick was born September 24, 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri to Micheal and Julia (Groven) Pappas.  He grew up and graduated Central High School in Kansas City.   Nick learned the craft of tailoring rising to the position of alterations manager at the exclusive Jack Henry’s Men’s store located on the Plaza in Kansas City Missouri. In 1967 he moved to Fargo where he and his wife Hetty operated Ferdinand’s Tailor Shop for a number of years. In Fargo he was member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus where he enjoyed participating in the a annual fish fry.

Nick is survived by his wife, Hetty of Fargo; sister, Sophie (Steve) of San Diego, California; his daughter, Julia Pappas of Overland Park, Kansas; two sons, Byron (Gina) Pappas of Bethesda, Maryland and Charlie (Susan) Pappas of Holts Summit, Missouri; two grandchildren, Melissa Kempker of Jefferson City, Missouri and Alexander Pappas of Bethesda, Maryland; two great granddaughters, Madison and Camryn Kempker of Jefferson City, Missouri.     

Instead of fowers the family request donations to the Knights of Columbus or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.


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  1. Joseph Vergin says:

    Omaha NebraskaVery sorry to hear about Uncle Nicks passing. I remember the last time I was there, how we went to his work and he gave us a tour of the place(quite a while ago). He was a good guy and will be missed a lot.

  2. Johanna(Vergin), Scott and Dylan Walker says:

    Omaha NebraskaWe’ll miss you, Uncle Nick
    God be with you Auntie Hetty

  3. Hilde Vergin says:

    Omaha NebraskaUncle Nick was a kind and gentle man. He was a great caregiver to aunt Hetty. He will be missed greatly. We all have very fond memmories of our visits there with him. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.

  4. Connie and Dudley says:

    Grand Forks ND
    .Aunt Hetty,We will always remember uncle Nick,he was such a kind man & was loved alot. Please let us know if you need anything,love,Connie & Dudley

  5. Kayla says:

    Fargo ND
    Nick will be greatly missed. Being one of his main care-givers at Bethany, I created a very strong relationship with him. I always asked him to tell me stories of his past and all his trips. I remember him telling me about the train rides to and from, and that his favorite trip was to Slovakia. Such a sweet man who I will miss dearly.

  6. Mike & Darlene Wolf says:

    Mesa AZ
    Hetty, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, in the passing of Nick. He took pride in his work as a tailor and enjoyed working with people. May God give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. May Nick rest in peace in the hands of the Lord.

  7. Martie & Bruce says:

    grand forks ndNick will be missed dearly, many fond memories, and we always liked listening to his His relaxing music.

  8. Mike & Darlene Wolf says:

    Mesa AZ
    Our sympathy to Hetty and family. I will always remember Nick as one of the first to help with any Knights of Columbus function. May he rest in peace.
    Mike & Darlene Wolf

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