Marlin A. Redeker, 76, Woodworth, IL
Marlin August Redeker, 76, of Woodworth passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from hairy cell leukemia at his home surrounded by his family.
Marlin was born September 16, 1935 in Woodworth, a son of August J. and Hilda Louise Heuer Redeker. He married Juanita H. Janssen on June 14, 1959 in Milford and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2003.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Janis (Vince) LaMie of Woodworth; 1 sister, Marcia (Dean) Schippert of Milford; 1 brother, Melvin (Becky) Redeker of Champaign; 9 grandchildren, Jason Burke of Helena, MT, Jimmy (Kayla) Redeker of Sheldon, Raymond Redeker of Desboro, Ontario, Canada, Micah Redeker of Watseka, Melissa Redeker of Rantoul, Jonathon, Julian, Sophia and Oliver LaMie of Woodworth; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, Pat Janssen of Milford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Marlene Freeman; 3 sons, Jeff, Gary and Michael Redeker; and 2 brothers-in-law, Herschel Freeman Jr. and Wendell Janssen.
Marlin was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth where he was a former usher and trustee and was the current St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery sexton. He was a former member of the Milford Fire Depatment. He worked at Sea Sprite from 1968 – 2003. He enjoyed antique guns, western movies and gardening.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth. Rev. Benjamin Meyer will officiate. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Woodworth.
Visitation will run from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford and for one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Christ Lutheran School in Buckley.
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