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John W. Redden
April 3, 1931 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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John W. Redden, 92, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.
John was born to William and Sarah (Brown) Redden on April 3, 1931 in Arcola, IL. He married Anna Mary Patton on August 10, 1952 in Garrett, IL.
He is survived by four children, Susan Harvey, Rob (Esther) Redden, Joe (Janet) Redden, and Jake (Lisa) Redden; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Redden; one sister-in-law Mary Redden; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mary Redden; his parents, William and Sarah Redden; three brothers; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Wayne Harvey.
John was in the last class to graduate from Atwood High School in 1949 before it consolidated with Arthur. He proudly served in the U.S. Airforce and then went to work for USI in Tuscola for 35 years. He also had his own backhoe business in Villa Grove for 25 years and would install septic tanks, tile, or anything else that someone needed done.
John was a 74-year Mason and was a member of the Arthur Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers 841 in Arcola and at the Camargo United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2023 at the Camargo United Methodist Church with Pastor Lenny Summar officiating. Burial will follow at the Broadus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Camargo United Methodist Church or the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Harmony House Activity Fund.