OBITUARY ~ HAROLD BRANDON REPP
April 11, 1934 ~ May 27, 2012
Harold Brandon REPP, son of Brandon & Katherine (SMITH) REPP, was born April 11, 1934 at Chariton, Iowa.
Harold graduated from Chariton High School. Harold was united in marriage to Verla L. ADAMS on November 29, 1953 at the
First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. For the next 24 years, Harold served his country. He was in the U.S. Navy for 4
years and the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. Harold and the family had the opportunity to live in several cities and
foreign countries. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Harold and the family moved to Mount Ayr. In 1976, Harold
started Ringgold Sanitation. Harold eventually became a rural mail carrier and retired from there.
Harold was a member of Ringgold Post #172 and with Verla they were very active in the legion.
Harold passed away May 27, 2012 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
He was preceded in death by his father
Brandon REPP; mother Katherine OGDEN; and sister Karen RIPPERGER.
Survivors include his wife Verla REPP of Mount Ayr; children David REPP & wife Deb of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Debbie
HANKINS & husband Jim of Ankeny, Iowa, and Diane LEE of Johnston, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sister
Joanne SCHRADER of Chariton, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund will be established to the Ringgold Post #172 American Legion in Mount Ayr.
Services were held at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr on Thursday, May 31, 2012, with Rev. Chris CONLIN
officiating. Musicians were Andy TRULLINGER, Mary DAVENPORT and Margaret BICKERS.
Casket bearers included David REPP,
Jim HANKINS, Andrew PETERSEN, Mark RIPPERGER, Greg MOORE and Duane ADAMS.
Military rites were by Ringgold Post #172
and the Iowa Honor Guard Unit.
Harold was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
The Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in
charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012
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