Alberta Fern (Schmidt) Redger, 89, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 

She was born Feb. 22 1928, to Daniel and Eva (Koehn) Schmidt south of Montezuma.

She received her education at the Mertilla School, where the Plains View church is now located, which will also be her final resting place.

On Feb. 26, 1950, she married Walter Redger at the age of 22. She faithfully shared Dads many interests and supported him throughout their adventure filled 65 years.

After raising her family six miles west of Montezuma, she and her family moved to Brazil, where they lived for 17 years. They moved back to Plains in 1990 to a cattle ranch before then moving to Bethel Home, then to the Lone Tree Rest Home

Survivors include six sons, Steven and wife Rebecca of Yuma, Arizona, Stanton and wife Diane of Lakin, Errol and wife Karen of Hardin, Montana, Kevin and wife Carol of Montezuma, Wade and wife Irene of Plains, and Craig and wife Monica of Princeton, Idaho; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Redger, her parents Daniel and Eva, and her brother Milton Schmidt.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Plains View Mennonite Church, with Ministers Kelly Isaac, Loyd Nightingale and Raleigh Koehn presiding. Burial will follow at Plains View Mennonite Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma.

Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home in care of the funeral home. Memories may be shared in the online guest book at