Gerald Dean Repp, 79, of Newton died on Monday, November 25, 2019, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 30, at Newton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday with a coffee time at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials to MercyOne Hospice may be left at the funeral home.
Gerald, the son of Carl and Irene (Gragg) Repp, was born on June 5, 1940 in Albia. At the age of two, he moved to Newton with his family. He lived in Newton the rest of his life. Gerald was united in marriage with Betty Wolfe on January 11, 1971 in Colfax. He worked as an Oiler for the Maytag Company for 26 years, retiring in 1992. Gerald was a member of the Izaak Walton League. He enjoyed woodworking, fixing small engines, camping, and fishing. Most of all, Gerald’s grandchildren were the light of his life.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Betty Repp of Newton; children, Randy (Robin) Repp of Toccoa, Georgia, Jim “Skip” (Ginger) Cousins of Bondurant, Lori (Eric) Waller of Newton, Rhonda (Joel) Paine of Laurel, and Dawn (Steve) Crady of Amelia Island, Florida; grandchildren, Thad, Ashley, Amber, Brian, Jordan, Alex, Katie, Skyler, and Devan; his nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Donna (Maynard) Mettler, Kay Revell, and Leon (Jane) Repp, all of Newton; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Patti Davis and Mary Lou Abel.
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