June 21, 1934- February 22, 2014
Funeral services for Lyle John Redfern Jr, 79, will held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Central Christian Church in Jefferson. John died Saturday, Feb.22, 2014 at Greene County Medical Center.
Born June 21, 1934, he was the son of Lyle and Margaret (nee Breitenstein) Redfern. Following graduation from Guthrie Center High School in 1952, he served two years in the U.S. Army prior to beginning a long and productive career with Iowa Electric Light and Power. John started out as a lineman in Jefferson, worked in Perry as a supervisor, got promoted to Industrial Relations Manager in Cedar Rapids, and served as IE’s Eastern Iowa Development Manager prior to retiring to Lake Panorama near Panora in 1991. He moved back to Jefferson in 1995.
John married Kathryn White in June of 1956.To this union were born two daughters— Lori and Lisa. Kathryn died in 2007. Lori passed away in 2013. Two brothers, Fred and Jim, also preceded him in death. Lisa, Cedar Rapids, survives along with brothers David (Linda) , Jefferson; Tom (Cindy), Guthrie Center, one sister, Mary Lou (Joe) Roth, Lake Panorama.
Visitation with John’s family will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Cremation will follow Wednesday’s services, with interment in the Jefferson Cemetery following at a later date. Memorials in John’s name may be given to the family.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com