Myron A. Redmann, husband of Kathy, age 78, of Brownton, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, 2:00 P.M., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, with interment in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Brownton.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Military Honors by the Edward Ewald American Legion Post #143.
Myron Alfred Redmann was born on March 28, 1945, at Glencoe Hospital in Glencoe, MN. He was the son of Peter Sr. & Ella (Gerdes) Redmann. Myron was baptized as an infant at the Church of Peace in Glencoe. He was confirmed in his faith at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, MN. Myron received his education in Stewart, MN. He graduated with the Stewart High School Class of 1963.
On August 23, 1965, Myron enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. He entered active military service on March 13, 1968 when he served our country in the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Da Nang with the 452nd General Supply Company. Myron achieved a rank of Specialist 5. He was honorably discharged on August 22, 1971.
Myron started working on the family farm at a young age. He continued throughout high school and well into adulthood. He was a dedicated and loyal son who helped his father with planting and harvesting crops as well as milking cows. Myron purchased his first farm west of Stewart in 1972. He planted corn, wheat and soybeans. He also had livestock at various times while on the farm.
On February 9, 1974, Myron was united in marriage to Kathleen (Kathy) Schmidt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. The marriage was blessed with five children: Ryan, Kristie, Andy and infant twin sons. Myron and Kathy lived on the farm the first five years of marriage. They moved to their present home on Lake Marion in July 1979. Myron was proud of his home and loved living on the lake. He stayed in his home up until four days prior to his passing.
Myron left farming in 1980. He worked at Hutchinson Technology Inc. (HTI) for 25 years before retiring in 2009. Myron enjoyed working at HTI. He made many friends while inspecting computer suspensions during the night shift. Myron was known for his solid work ethic at HTI. He was proud of his production numbers and appreciated the recognition that went along with it.
Myron enjoyed his retirement. One of his greatest accomplishments was laying rock along the lakeshore. He spent 6 summers hauling rock from over 20 different rock piles in the back of his 1979 Chevrolet pick-up truck. Each rock was picked up by his own two hands and then strategically placed along the shoreline. Myron enjoyed sitting on the boathouse and watching the lake change over the course of four seasons. He enjoyed planting a vegetable garden every spring and watching it grow throughout the summer. Myron loved spending time with his beloved cat, Rodney. Everywhere he went, Rodney would follow.
Myron enjoyed traveling with his daughter to various locations and landmarks across the country. Some of his favorites included visiting Meteor Crater in Arizona, climbing the stairs to the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York City and sitting in Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” airplane in Oregon. Myron enjoyed conversations with his sons. His favorite topics of conversation included the Minnesota Vikings, farming back in the old days, and the ups and downs of the stock market. Above all, Myron loved spending time with his grandchildren. It was apparent that he enjoyed every visit, which was verified by the permanent smile on his face. Myron frequently sat in the garage and watched his grandchildren play in the front yard. He also enjoyed tea parties and games of “Old Maid”.
Myron moved to the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Howard Lake, MN on November 27, 2023. He received excellent care from the nurses as well as hospice staff during his brief stay. Myron passed away on December 1, 2023, at the age of 78. He will be remembered as a man with a generous heart, tireless work ethic and passionate mind.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kathy; daughter, Kristie Redmann; son, Andy Redmann; daughter-in-law, Leanne Redmann; grandchildren, Sydney, Avery, Brecken and Quincy; sisters, Luella Sondergaard, Leona Ahlbrecht, Linda Klitzke and Lizbeth Altman; brothers, Gary Redmann and Arvid Redmann; brothers-in-law, Lyle Kuntz, Pat Schmidt and Mark Schultz; sisters-in-law, Barb Schmidt, Mary Redmann and Kathy Redmann; many nephews, nieces and friends.
Myron was proceeded in death by his son, Ryan Redmann; infant twin sons; parents, Peter Sr. and Ella Redmann; father- and mother-in-law, Vernon and Helen Schmidt; brothers, Peter Redmann Jr., Darrel Redmann and Kevin Redmann; sister, Lavonne Kuntz; brothers-in law, Larry Klitzke, Mike Schmidt, Melvin Ahlbrecht, Eddie Altman and Melvin Sondergaard; sisters-in-law, Pam Schultz and Jane Redmann.