Jake Redger


MONTEZUMA — Jake Redger, 89, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

MONTEZUMA — Jake Redger, 89, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

He was born June 21, 1924, near Tampa, to Julius and Leah Schmidt Redger.

On May 10, 1950, he married Erma Ensz in Inman. She died Nov. 21, 2007. He also was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Eli, Lester, Arthur and Ira Redger; and five sisters, Rosella Isaac, Effie Redger, Carrie Unruh, Kadie Buller and Gladys Wiebe.

A resident of Bethel Home in Montezuma since 2010, Mr. Redger had been a farmer and rancher all of his life.

Survivors include two sons, Merle and Lyle Redger, both of Hardin, Mont.; four daughters, Joyce Redger and Jewel Jantzen, both of Ulysses, Kristal Koehn of Oroville, Calif., and Faith Isham of Hardin; two brothers, Henry Redger of Moundridge, and Walt Redger of Montezuma; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Big Horn Valley Mennonite Church in Hardin. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hardin.

Visitation hours are 4 to 5 p.m. today at Bethel Home in Montezuma. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home, in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma.

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