Representative Howard C. Reppert View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/5/1989
Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa
Birth County: Polk
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 61 (1965) - 62 (1967)
House: 56 (1955) - 58 (1959)
60 (1963)
Home County: Polk
Howard C. Reppert
Polk County


Howard C. Reppert Jr. was born January 24, 1918, at Des Moines, Iowa and had lived in Florida since 1971. He passed away November 5, 1989, at the age of 71 years.

Senator Reppert was educated in the Des Moines Public Schools, Drake University, State University of Iowa, and was a bomber pilot in Europe during Word War II. He married Helen Keller of Des Moines in 1941 and they have a daughter, Suzanne Gordon of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and two grandchildren.

Senator Reppert was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in November 1954 where he served in the 56th, 57th, 58th, 60th and 60th Extra General Assemblies. He was elected to the Iowa Senate in November 1964 where he served in the 61st and 62nd General Assemblies.

Senator Reppert headed businesses in Des Moines, including Reppert Transfer & Storage Co., Retail Merchants Delivery, Reppert Investment Company and Reppert Industries Inc.

Senator Reppert served on the Interstate Co-Operation Commission and was a member of the board of managers of the Council of State Governments. He was past wing commander of the Air Force Association and former chairman of the Iowa Arthritis Foundation.

Senator Reppert was a member of the St. Armands Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota, the Sarasota Yacht Club, Power Squadron of Sarasota, Elks, Rotary and several Masonic organizations.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Howard Reppert Jr., the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate, by this resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to the state and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.