David Redfern

Visitation with family and friends for David Lee Redfern was held March 8 at the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.

David was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Guthrie Center to Lyle John Redfern and Margaret Breitenstein Redfern.  

He graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1963 and went on to study at the University of Northern Iowa.  

He married Linda Horner on March 27, 1970, in Sioux Falls. Together they had two children, Kimberly (Duane) Magee, of Norwalk, and Dana Redfern, of Jefferson.

David was employed as an insurance adjuster for Continental Western Insurance in Sioux Falls. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for a number of years.

He later moved his family to Jefferson and throughout his working life he owned and operated several different businesses, including the Greene Bonanza in Jefferson; The Place in Panora; and Wet Goods Bar & Grill, established in 1983 in Jefferson.

After his retirement, David kept busy as a van driver for the local school system. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks, the VFW, Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. 

David greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as talking to anyone and everyone.  You could always find him with a grin on his face and he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by family and the many friends he leaves behind.

On March 2, David Redfern passed away in Jefferson. He was 75 years of age.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers: Jim, John, Fred and Tom; two sisters-in-law: Diane Redfern and Kathy Redfern; one nephew, Fred Redfern; and two nieces: Teresa Jacobs and Lori Redfern.

David is survived by his wife, Linda Redfern; his two children: Kimberly (Duane) Magee, of Norwalk, and Dana Redfern, of Jefferson; sister Mary Lou (Joe) Roth, of Panora; sisters-in-law: Linda Redfern, of Osceola, and Cindy Redfern, of Guthrie Center; five grandchildren: Gabrielle, Nolan, and Lauren Magee and David and Rebekah Redfern; many dear friends and family.

Memorials in David’s name may be given to the family.

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