Life Story / Obituary
We regretfully announce the passing of Victoria Ann (Peplinski) Harp of Holland, MI on February 19th 2022. Our mother, Vickie, was one of the smartest and most talented women to ever walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the head of our family. Vickie married Larry James Eugene Harp on April 14th 1973 in Honolulu, HA, where they were both stationed in the U.S. Navy. She was honorably discharged in October of 1973. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in 1983. Vickie and Larry went on to have 5 children. She was a wonderful and loving mother, who gave her all to her family. We will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.
Vickie was predeceased by Sandra Kay Peplinski (sister) in 1970, Teresa Skippen Peplinski (mother) in 1982 and Jan (John) Peplinski Jr (father) in 1991. She is survived by her children: Theresa (Harp) & Douglas Mitchell and their children: Linkon and Sissy. Dee Harp and her children: Victoria, Elizabeth, Kimberly, Madilyn, Robert & Alexandria. Sabrina (Harp) & Mark Ralya and their daughter Jade. Jady & Jessica Harp and his daughter Aleena. John & Alex Harp and the children: Izabella, Athena and another child on the way. Also, Jack Calligaro.
Vickie is also survived by several siblings: Jean (Peplinski) Bond, Joseph Peplinski, Sharon (Peplinski) Calligaro, Constance (Peplinski) LePeak, Amy (Peplinski) Manville, Jay Peplinski, Peter Peplinski, their spouses and many nieces and nephews.
Vickie enjoyed volunteering at the Community Action House in Holland, she was a voracious reader and loved sewing quilts, many of which she donated to crisis pregnancy centers. She had many talents that included her years of nursing, singing as a young girl and she was handy at fixing everything from cars to plumbing.
Vickie loved her children and grandchildren and spoke of them all with great pride and affection.
A service will be held in her memory on March 20th 2022 at 10:30am at St. Francis De Sales in Holland, MI. We are also planning a family get together this summer that will include a Military Service in Battle Creek. More information will be provided as the plans progress.