Rosemarie (Rosemary) Repp
Rosemarie (Rosemary) Repp passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the age of 95 years.
Rosemary was born on December 15, 1921 in Brunig, Switzerland to Hans and Pauline Wittwer. In 1925 Rosemary, along with her mom and three of her siblings, immigrated to Canada settling in the Blumenau district. In 1933 the family moved to a farm southwest of Stettler where they welcomed two more daughters.
On April 12, 1944 Rosemary married Erwin Repp and started farming on a farm south of Stettler. During this time they welcomed two children Doug and Debbie.
In 1956 they bought their farm north of Stettler, in the Pilotknob district, and farmed there until their retirement in 1992 at which time they moved into the town of Stettler.
Rosemary enjoyed crocheting, gardening, tending to her flowers and nature. In later years she enjoyed playing cards and floor curling at the Seniors Centre.
Because Erwin enjoyed listening to and playing music she also enjoyed going to numerous musical events where she would meet up with old friends or meet new friends that she retained for many years. But her favorite times were when she just had her family around.
She is lovingly remembered by her children Doug Repp of Hanna, Debbie Novak of Red Deer, and grandchildren Tara (Rayall), Warren (Ashley) and Tannis (Bob), great-grandchildren Michael, Cody, Kadence, Zack and Jayda. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters Marguerite Baugh of Stettler and Linda Therou of Renton, Washington as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and long time friends.
Rosemary was predeceased by her husband Erwin Repp, brothers Karl and John, sister Hattie and sisters-in-law Margaret, Hilda and Dora and brothers-in-law Jim, Russ and Harold.
Funeral services for the late Rosemarie Repp were held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Ross Helgeton officiating.
Children Doug Repp and Debbie Novak gave the eulogy, and Dixie Orr read a letter to Auntie. Organist Joan Rushton accompanied Debbie Simon and Carole Somerville on the two special music selections “How Great Thou Art” and “In The Garden”.
Interment took place at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta with Pallbearers being Rayall Bebee, Michael Bebee, Warren Repp, Gordon Sharpe, Murray Sharpe and Brandon Sharpe; Honorary Pallbearers were all of her many Family and Friends.
Friends and family gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and luncheon served by Sheila Sharpe and family. Memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation, STARS Air Ambulance or to a charity of your own choice. Condolences may be sent to the family and viewed at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.