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Peter Janzen Lepp, the son of Russian immigrants, drew his first breath on December 1, 1937, and his last on December 4, 2021. Within these years, his true fortune is found in the friends he made. In these terms, he died a wealthy man. Pete grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where he attended public schools, worked a paper route, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, lettered each year he played varsity football, basketball, and track--he excelled in the high hurdles. He graduated from The Ohio State University, served two years in the Army when his country called, became a professional engineer, developer, employer, husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He stood up for the poor and behind the disadvantaged. He could laugh at himself as hard as he did at others, was armed with a sharp wit, and had a great sense of humor. Most of all, Pete was a fair, generous, and kind man.
Cancer overran his body. It first took away his weight to where he was disappearing before our eyes, then robbed him of his strength, but it never came close to conquering his heart. Through it all, he never complained, and just as he showed us how to live, he showed us how to die. He was guided in this life by the compass of faith, and it has taken him up the road to a place called paradise. There, in a state of unlimited joy with those who waited for him, he now waits for us.
The first of many rejoicing in his arrival are his father, Gerhard Johann Lepp, and his mother, Helga Janzen Lepp. Pete now waits with them for his wife of 59 years, Dorothy, “Dusty,” (Mosemann), sons Andrew (Josephine), and Aaron (Kim and her children, Trevor, Ben and Megan Merril), grandsons Jaden, Jeremiah, and Joseph, brothers and sister John (Sally), Lisa MacAdam (George, deceased), Paul (Mary Ann), in-laws Carol Mosemann, Mary Alice and Ed Titcomb, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends, who through their faith will one day meet up with him again.
A service for celebration of Pete’s life will be held Friday, December 10, 2021, 12 noon, at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221, preceded by calling hours beginning at 10:00 AM.
The family is grateful for the professional, loving support of nurses and caregivers of Traditions Health Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, one could donate to OPEN M, 941 Princeton St, Akron, OH 44311, or a charity of one’s choosing. Arrangements entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.
Friday, December 10, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, December 10, 2021
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