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Funeral services celebrating the life of Harvey Redepenning, age 81 of Norwood Young America, were Tuesday, May 25, from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America. Harvey died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at Waconia Good Samaritan Center.
Harvey Lyndon Arthur Redepenning was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Camden Township, the son of Richard and Louise (Hedtke) Redepenning. He was baptized Aug. 27, 1922, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America by the Rev. M. Abraham, and confirmed into the faith April 5, 1936, at the same church, by the Rev. Kramer.
A graduate of Central High School, Norwood Young America, Harvey worked for the Bury’s, picking up cases of eggs to be graded at the store.
Harvey was united in marriage with Rosilvia Krienke Sept. 13, 1949, at St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bergen Township by the Rev. A. Streufert. The couple made their home in Norwood Young America.
Harvey was a carpenter. He began his career working for the Lepel Bros. of Plato. After they passed away, Harvey began his own carpentry business. He did all kinds of woodworking including making ornaments, building birdhouses and feeders, cutting forms for lawn ornaments, such as butterflies and woodpeckers, and he even built a replica of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
As a lifelong member of St. John’s, Harvey was active as an usher when German services were held, and did a lot of handyman work.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, Rosilvia of Waconia: sisters-in-law and brothers-in-lw Arsilvia and Elmer Loehrs of Mayer, Argoldie Schubert of Lester Prairie, and Herbert and Betty Krienke of Hutchinson; nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.
The Rev. David Winter officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral services. The organist was Arthur Fuchs, and the soloist was Lawrence Biermann, who sang “Last Mich Gehen.” The congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “I’m But A Stranger Here,” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Visitation was Monday evening at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.
Casketbearers were Clyde Henning, Wallace Krienke, Clarence Hedtke, Ron Schubert, Lowell Schubert, and Jeff Hedtke. Interment was in the Mau Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.