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Alison Regep


1971 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Alison Regep Obituary
Alison Regep Born: May 3, 1971; In Platteville, WI Died: Feb. 6, 2014; In Cary, IL Alison Marie Engling Regep, age 42, of Cary, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, February 6, 2014. Alison was born May 3, 1971, to Don and Alice Engling, in Platteville, Wisconsin. Alison 's family later moved to Baraboo, where Alison grew up with her older sister and brother, Dona and Brian. Young Alison loved to hike and swim in the many lakes surrounding Baraboo. At the age of 19, Alison moved to Milwaukee, to attend classes at the UW-Milwaukee. She also worked at the Candy Counter at the Marshall Field 's Department Store, in downtown Milwaukee. In 1993, she met Kurt Regep at her neighborhood bar, Halliday 's Lounge. They immediately began dating, and were married on July 22, 1994, in the chapel at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, in Madison, Wisconsin. Theirs was the only wedding ever held in Queen of Peace 's chapel, which soon after was removed in a church renovation. Later in 1994, newlyweds Alison and Kurt, moved to Detroit, as Kurt accepted a job transfer to his hometown. Alison worked briefly in the photography department at The Detroit News, before becoming a staff phtographer at C &G Newspapers, a chain of weekly and semi-weekly newspapers in the northern Detroit suburbs. While living in Detroit, Alison and Kurt welcomed their first daughter, Cecilia, on January 16, 2000. In 2003, another job transfer moved the Regep family to Chicago, where they settled in northwest suburban Cary. Alison became a full-time mom to Cecilia and, later, Mary, who was born on August 7, 2006. Before being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Alison was active as a volunteer and in part-time positions at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School and Church, in Cary. In 2012, Alison returned to the workforce as a bank teller at Cary Bank and Trust. She remained in that position for a year, when she learned her cancer had metastasized to her bones. She spent the last thirteen months bravely fighting the disease, before passing away at home in Cary, surrounded by her family and friends. Alison enjoyed photography, reading, and attending her daughters ' sports and school activities. But most of all, she enjoyed being with her daughters Cecilia and Mary and her husband of 20 years, Kurt. The Regep Family gratefully thanks friends, neighbors, and the community for their prayers, meals, visits, gifts, cards, rides for the girls, and assistance with yard and household chores. Alison could not have made this journey without your support. Besides her husband and daughters, Alison is survived by her parents, Don and Alice Engling, of Whitewater, WI; sister, Dona (Michael) Campos, of Watertown, WI; brother, Brian (Jen) Engling, of Wauwatosa, WI; father and mother-in-law, George and Florence Regep, of Bloomfield Village, MI; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Laura and Robert Schmitt, Karen Glover, Joyce Regep, John and Renee Regep, Marie Regep and Paul Amendola, Paula and Mark Boehman, and David Regep. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may visit at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary, on Monday, 3:00-9:00 pm. Funeral from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 410 North First Street, Cary, Tuesday at 10:30 am; Rev. Steven St. Jules officiating. Alison will then be taken to Detroit, MI on Thursday, February 13, where a visitation will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1265 Parkview, Detroit from 10:00 AM and concluding with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Rev. Michael Nkachukwu officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, 19807 Woodward, Detroit. Memorials appreciated to, Saints Peter and Paul School Education Foundation, 416 North First Street, Cary, IL 60013; or Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1265 Parkview, Detroit, MI 48214
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 9, 2014
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