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Lloyd Ivan Redmer

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Dec. 6, 1924-March 3, 2007

Lloyd Ivan Redmer, 82, died Saturday (March 3, 2007), at Community Hospital.

He was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Trenton to Herman Otto and Rosa Henrietta Augusta (Steinke) Redmer.  He graduated from Trenton High School in 1942.

On June 2, 1943, he entered the U.S. Army and served in New Guinea and Southern Philippines during World War II.  He received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Honorable Service Lapel Button, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Arrow Head, two Bronze Stars, Philippine Defense Ribbon and Army of Occupation Medal.  He was honorably discharged on Feb. 2, 1946. He returned to the Trenton community after his service time and worked in the local bank.

On April 25, 1957, he married Lena Marvin Matz in Wolf Point, Mont.  They made their home in Colorado where he was employed by Frontier Airlines as a desk clerk.  They eventually moved to Billings, Mont., and became owners and operators of a motel.  He retired in 1988, after the death of his wife Lena, and moved to Williamsburg, N.M.  He recently moved to McCook to be closer to family and was living at Willow Ridge at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and volunteered countless hours at the Moose Lodge while living at Truth or Consequences, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Rosa Redmer; his wife, Lena; one sister, Florence Barth; and five brothers, Otto, Emil, Henry, Louie and Lester Redmer.

Survivors include one niece, Rosalie Madsen-Redden and husband, Robert, of McCook; and three nephews, Lynn Redmer and wife, Judy, of Garden Plain, Kan., Bob Redmer and wife, Barb, of Kansas City, Mo., and Gary Barth and wife, Donna, of Culbertson.

A graveside memorial service will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell on Friday, April 6, 2 p.m. with Chaplain Norval Holtmeier officiating. A full honorary committal will be held.

Friends may send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com

Memorials may be given in his name.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.