John E. Reper

December 6, 2013

Reper, John Obituary

John E. Reper, 70, of Sandyston Township, New Jersey, died Friday, December 6, 2013, at University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Born in Port Jervis, New York, John was a tree trimmer for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. for 42 years before his retirement in 2009. A former member and Chief of the Sandyston Township Volunteer Fire Department, John was also a member of the Down Back Hunting Club, a member and mechanic for the Finch Racing Team as well as Crew Chief for Cilurso Racing and a member of IBEW Local Union 94. John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and tinkering with cars. He spent many hours in the junkyard fixing cars with his late brother, Albert Reper. While his time spent in Iowa was short, he enjoyed deer watching and going to car shows with his favorite daughter-in-law.

The son of the late Elmer and Arvilla (nee Spencer) Reper, John is survived by his daughter, Denise Reper of Conyers, Georgia; his son and daughter-in-law, Buck and Meegan Reper of Lorimor, Iowa; his daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Dan Evans of Oxford, Georgia; his grandchildren, Josh Delea of Sandyston, New Jersey, Ayla Reper of Cuddebackville, New York, Morgan Przenbieglec of Wahiawa, HI, Ally Mendez of Andover, New Jersey, and Payton Reper of Shohola, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his loving and loyal dog, Miss Skeeter Reper.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Caring Fund, University of Iowa, PO Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodfuneralhome.net.

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December 12, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Wood Funeral Home

16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
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December 13, 2013
11 a.m.

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Wood Funeral Home

16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
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