John Repko

OTTAWA — John Michael Repko, Jr. 70 of Ottawa, died 9:18 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Van Wert Hospice Inpatient. He was born February 16, 1943 in Windber, PA to the late John Michael and Helen (Roza) Repko, Sr. On November 27, 1965 he married Janet Betty Kuhlman, who survives in Ottawa.
Also surviving are his four children: John Repko, IV of St. Marys, Terry (Diane) Repko of Leipsic, Michelle (Gary) Blevins of Ottawa and Melissa (Ben) Buddelmeyer of Glandorf; 7 grandchildren: Victoria and Nicholas Repko; Blake and Brennen Blevins; and Ella, Ian and Adelyn Buddelmeyer; a sister: Helen (Joe) Kuhlman of Leipsic; and his baby, his dog Miesha.
John retired as a technician after 34 years from Philips Display Components. He also co-owned Video Unlimited, the first video store in Putnam County. John videoed many weddings and area special occasions. He even had the opportunity to video President Reagan’s visit to Ottawa during his re-election campaign. During his retirement years, John worked for Five Angle Construction and Pepsi-Cola, Lima.
He was an Army veteran of Vietnam and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. He was also a member of the Ottawa Eagles. John enjoyed woodworking and fixing televisions. His favorite pastime was spending time with his children and grandchildren and especially liked attending their sporting events and taking them to their practices.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Father Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottawa VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.
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