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Jon Redman


Jon Redman, 76, of Weldon died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at his home near Weldon.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., in Osceola with Jim and Susan Lane officiating. Visitation with family present was from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment was in Decatur City Cemetery in Decatur City. Memorial contributions may be directed to his family for a fitting tribute to be decided at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Roland Jon Redman, son of Roland James and K. Elizabeth “Betty” (Cochran) Redman, was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Osceola. Following graduation from Van Wert High School in 1960, Jon worked for Wright Tree Services. He traveled all over and ended up in Oklahoma attending Oklahoma State Tech. He went to work for Ralston Purina following completion of college. This demanded more travel. He also worked for Gibbs Cook and was an over-the-road truck driver and worked as a diesel mechanic. He also worked as a driver for Southern Iowa Trolley. He eventually settled on the farm, where he helped his father raising cattle and working the fields. Jon lived outside Weldon since 1972.

On June 29, 1962, Jon married Gayla M. Cherington in Pocatello, Idaho. Three daughters were born to this union. Later, they divorced.

On April 1, 1984, Jon married Donola L. (Hacker) Sullivan in Trenton, Missouri.

Jon is survived by his daughters, Rocinda and Rolanda Redman, Rochelle Cochran and Vicci (Raymon) Carson; son John (Debbie) Sullivan; grandchildren, Paula (Dustin) Reynolds, Kelli Green, Jacob, Joshua (Dina) and Joseph Snook, Jordan, Erin and Logan Cochran, Susan (Daniel) Sanchez, Travis Carson, Jamie (Bryan) Duddy and Jared Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Jaxon, Kennedy, Steven Snook, Marilyn, Dustin Jr, Lillian Reynolds, Reiley and Bradley Chase; brother Fred Redman; sisters, Kari (Victor) Gutierrez, Rebecca (Alan) Taylor and Doni Bland; as well as nieces and nephews, other relatives, many friends and neighbors and Ruth.

Jon was preceded in death by his wife Donola Redman and parents, Jimmie and Betty Redman.

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