Sunday, February 16, 2020

Dennis Repp, 55, Osakis

Dennis Repp, age 55 of Osakis, passed into his new life on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, from the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Dennis James Repp was born on May 6, 1960, in Litchfield, Minnesota, to Harley and Evelyn (Dobratz) Repp. As a young boy he moved with his family to the Long Prairie area in 1962. He attended Long Prairie High School and then entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1980 to 1983. He was stationed in Germany for almost two years and was honorably discharged from Ft. Hood, Texas. Upon returning home, Dennis did dairy farming in the Alexandria area for ten years before he started driving milk truck for the Gutches Grove Creamery. He later was hired by the Osakis Creamery. In 2001, Dennis moved to Nevada and worked with his brother in the septic business. When he returned in 2007, Dennis was hired by Standard Iron in Alexandria, where he was currently employed. He was married to LeAnn on Nov. 24, 2009, in Hawaii.

Dennis loved to be outdoors and especially enjoyed working in the woods cutting wood. He supplied many cords of wood for himself, his family and friends. He was always ready to hop on the snowmobile for a ride or do some hunting. Bowling and shooting pool were other hobbies he enjoyed. His favorite past-time however was watching his grandson, Eli learned to walk and talk. He was a member of the Long Bridge Lutheran Church in Little Sauk, Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife LeAnn Repp of Osakis; son Adam (Josian Donovan) Repp of Alexandria; three step-children Jacob (Nicole Schnell) Steele of Osakis, Joseph Steele of Effington, North Dakota, and Tarah Steele of Long Prairie; five grandchildren Shelby and Tearza Repp, Mackenzie, Madeline and Eli Steele; siblings Douglas (Marie) Repp of Long Prairie, Darrell (Cindy) Repp of Silver Springs, Nevada, Donald Repp of Swanville, Dean Repp of Long Prairie, Wanda (Douglas) Cannell of Fergus Falls, Mary Ann (Larry) Schultz of Long Pairie, Dale (Chanda) Repp of Las Vegas, Duane Repp of Fergus Falls; many nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death were his parents Harley (2015) and Evelyn (1995) Repp and a brother, David Repp in 1980.

Memorial services were held on Dec. 19, 2015, at Long Bridge Lutheran Church in Little Sauk Township with Rev. Steve Hilde officiating. Organist was Ione Johnson. Military honors were provided by the Osakis VFW Post #7902 and MN National Guard Honor Guards with inurnment at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, Minnesota.

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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