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Charles Eugene Repp

December 23, 1943 April 27, 2018
Charles Eugene Repp
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Obituary for Charles Eugene Repp

Charles Eugene Repp, 74, of Royal Oak, MI, formerly of both Plymouth and Ann Arbor, MI, died peacefully at Angela Hospice in Livonia, MI, on April 27, 2018.

Charles was born in Detroit, graduated from Cass Technical High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master's Degree in Business Management from Stanford University where he was a Sloan Fellow sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Repp worked for the Ford Motor Company for 34 years, and he held many assignments as a product development engineer, including Chief Engineer of Ford Australia, Vice-President of Ford Australia, and Program Manager of the Lincoln LS Program, which won the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award.

In retirement, he enjoyed restoring a classic car and building a cafe racer motorcycle with a friend that took best in class honors at the Battle of the Brits and was featured in the Cafe Racer magazine.

Charles was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of almost 46 years Janet; daughter Amy Repp of London, England; daughter Katherine Repp (Christopher Barron), and grandson Alexander Charles Barron, all of Royal Oak, MI; and six siblings, John Repp (Nancy) of Grosse Ile, MI; Susan Marose of Menomonie, WI; Christine Welch of Colorado Springs, CO; Paul Repp (Nancy) of Antigo, WI; Roberta Rich (Joseph) of Clear Lake, IA; Marianne O'Brien of Walnut Creek, CA; as well as 14 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Edna Ruth Repp.

Mr. Repp valiantly struggled with Parkinson's Disease for 18 years. His family encourages anyone who would like to honor his memory to make a donation to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to support research.

Following cremation, his immediate family will scatter his ashes as he directed.

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