Earl Charles Repp Earl Charles Repp, 71, of Yankton, formerly of rural Vermillion, died July 25, 2009 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton. A memorial service was held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Dalesburg Lutheran Church north of Vermillion. Family was present prior to the service at the church. For online condolences and obituary, please visit hansenfuneralhome.com. Earl was born on May 2, 1938, in Yankton to Charles and Bertha (Anderson) Repp. He graduated from Volin High School in 1956 and married Lila Highland on Jan. 3, 1960, at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in rural Vermillion. They spent the majority of their life in the Vermillion area. Upon retirement they moved to Yankton in 2008. Earl spent his life farming. He enjoyed his grandchildren, spending time with his family, and driving tractor whenever he could. He also spent many hours in his garden on the farm, and took special pride in his gladiolas. He was also an avid fan of NASCAR and the Yankees. Earl is survived by his wife, Lila of Yankton; two daughters, Leslie (Craig) Nelson of rural Vermillion, and Kerry (Kurt) Netzke of rural Lamberton, MN; and one son, Jeff Repp of Cumberland, MD; six grandchildren, Rachel (Dustin) Oelmann of Sioux Falls, Dan (Anna) Nelson of Oakland, NE, Hannah Nelson of Lincoln, NE, Haley and Noah Netzke of rural Lamberton, MN, and Christina Repp of Cumberland, MD; and one great-granddaughter, Madelyn Oelmann. He is also survived by his sister, Kathy (Paul) Scherf of Gillette, WY; and his aunt, Jeanette Andersen of Yankton, along with many nieces and nephews. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Eileen Stroh and Karen Iverson.
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