Ludwina Riepe, age 62, of Perham, Minnesota, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of Red River Valley.
Ludwina was born to Frank and Anna (Coleman) Honer on March 23, 1953 in Perham. On December 12, 1969 she was married to Bob Riepe at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Perham. Ludwina was a proud homemaker and was happiest in the kitchen cooking or baking for loved ones.
She is survived by her three children, Tammy (Paul) Sturdevant of Perham, Brenda (Tony) Lovcik of Plymouth, MN, and Robert John (Laurie) of Minneapolis, MN; six grandchildren, Zachary Langendorfer, Hayden and Ana Sturdevant, Faith, Bryce, and Ty Lovcik; three brothers, Lawrence (Pearl) of Breckenridge, MN, Jim and Ed of Perham; and three sisters, Louise (Larry) Kempenich of Perham, Anna (Bud) Schmidt of Hawley, MN, and Agnes Honer of Salem, OR.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Alfred; and seven sisters, Rose Ziolkowski, Evelyn Thornberg, Marie Thornberg Fairbanks, Luella Kempenich, Irene Asmund, Frances Honer, and Katherine Christianson.
There will be a private family memorial service in Perham, with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dent, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of The Red River Valley - Detroit Lakes MN.