Repka, Rose

Written by David Green.

with photo

Rose A. Repka, 94, of Delta, Ohio, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born in Blissfield, Mich., Jan. 21, 1918, to the late Joseph Ricica and Mary (Valasek) Ricica.

Rose was a homemaker most of her life, raising her family and helping on the farm with her husband, Joe Repka, whom she married on Oct. 29, 1938. 

Rose enjoyed working outside gardening and tending to her flower beds.  She also liked quilting, baking (especially Czech pastries), sewing and making Czech dolls. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Rose is survived by her daughters, Rose Mary Pontious of Alvordton, Ohio,  and Betty (and Denny) Upell of Liberty Center, Ohio; sisters, Frances Zilke and Viola Hutchinson; grandchildren, Ron (and Pat) Eisel, Jim (and Pam) Eisel, Bob (and Bobbie) Eisel, Randy and (Becky) Eisel, Scott (and Michelle) Eisel, Sandra (and George) Gagle, Brock Upell and Kylie (and Bryan) Perry; grandson-in-law, Bob Momyer; 24 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Helen Repka, Martha Kinsley and Anna Fust; granddaughter, Jane Momyer; and sons-in-law, Jim Eisel and Jim Pontious.

A Mass of Resurrection is planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with prayers beginning at the funeral home at 10 a.m.  Father Ron Schock will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  

Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta, with a Vigil service beginning at 7:30.

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