Arapahoe, Nebraska

Wayne Edward Riepe, age 73, of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico died on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He was born on July 6, 1936 in Arapahoe, Nebraska to Harry & Ella (Fletcher) Riepe.

He was raised on a farm south of Arapahoe, Nebraska and graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1955. He married Brenda Collins on June 9, 1967 at Holdrege, Nebraska. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years with Mosbarger & Ems Construction, before moving to Denver, Colorado. He worked there for 20 years and then moved to Palmdale, California, retiring in 1998. They moved to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico in August of 2009. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Delbert Riepe, sister Coleen Yeager, grandson Shaun Watts, brother-in-laws Frank Hinz & LeRoy Von Loh, & sister-in-law Margaret Collins.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Riepe of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

                 Daughters: Kelly Keinz of San Diego, California

                                  Rhonda Rossiter of Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                  Renee Collins of Pueblo, Colorado

                                  Shari Keinz of Lancaster, California

                                  Dani Keinz of Rockford, Illinois

 Granddaughters: 3          Great-grandchildren: 3

 Sisters: Edith Hinz & Della Mae Von Loh of Arapahoe, Nebraska

             Dorothy & husband Norman Huxoll of Holbrook, Nebraska

 Brother: James & wife Karin Riepe of Denver, Colorado

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Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, from 9 AM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, in Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 27, at 1:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. Jeff Ernstmeyer, officiating. Burial will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.