Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Irene Karn

Female 1907 - 2004  (~ 96 years)


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  • Name Irene Karn 
    Born Jul 1907  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Irene Dorscht 
    Name Irene Reptke 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1921  Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-176102 
    Died 2 Jan 2004  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I176102  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Philip Heinrich Karn, Jr.,   b. 7 May 1884, Sullivan Twp, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elenora Badke,   b. 1 Oct 1886, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F175440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Leo Dorscht,   b. Abt 1905,   d. Bef 2004  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Children 
     1. Warren Dorscht,   d. Bef 2004
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F42803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Irvin J. Reptke,   b. 8 Sep 1898, , Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F42805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • REPTKE, Irene (Dorscht) - Peacefully, at Parkwood Mennonite Home in Waterloo, Irene died on Friday, January 2, 2004, in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husbands, Leo Dorscht and Irvin Reptke, son Warren Dorscht, six brothers, two sisters and parents, Eleanor (Badtke) and Philip Karn. Dear mother of Russell Dorscht, Donald Dorscht and his wife Dorothy of Kitchener and Bruce Dorscht of Del Mar, California. She is lovingly remembered by twelve grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Mrs. Reptke was a lifelong member of Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kitchener. Her gentle manner was appreciated by the children and staff when she worked at the Kitchener Waterloo Rotary Children's Centre. Friends are invited to share their memories of Irene with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, this evening (Saturday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 137 Queen Street South, Kitchener, on Monday, January 5, 2004, 10 a.m., with Rev. Allan Scharlach officiating. Immediately following the service, friends and relatives are invited to remain at St. Paul's Church for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. Following the reception, a committal service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. In memory of Irene, donations to Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Parkwood Mennonite Home or the Alzheimer Society of K-W would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Parkwood Mennonite Home for the excellent care Irene received during her 13 years as a resident.


      The Record Newspaper 3 Jan 2004

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 14.

    2. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Irene Dorscht Reptke - 3 Jan 2004.

    3. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Erbsville Sub Dist 4 1921 Page 6.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1907 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1921 - Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 2004 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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