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Donald D. “Don” Redmon

January 3, 2015

D RedmonRossville- Donald Dean “Don” Redmon, 83, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.


He was born June 30, 1931 at Emmett the son of Homer and Mary O’Connor Redmon.  He grew up in the Emmett, Delia, Rossville and Silver Lake communities and graduated from Silver Lake High School.  Don served in the United States Army.


Mr. Redmon was a farmer and had been a salesman.  He was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville and was a past Commander.  He took pride in serving on the funeral detail team.


He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Carl, John and Lee Redmon; sisters Margaret Ballard and Mary Ann Bryant.


On May 21, 1950 he was united in marriage to Louise Martinek in Silver Lake.  She survives of the home.


Other survivors include his son, Mike Redmon, Rossville; two daughters Linda Esquivel and Donna Porter both of Topeka; brothers, Ed and Lloyd Redmon both of Topeka, Theron, Gene, and Billy Redmon all of Valley Falls; sisters, Anna Lou Lahey, California and Monica Olson, Topeka; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Interment with Military Services will be in the Czech-Moravan Cemetery, Rossville.


Mr. Redmon will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.


Memorial contributions may be made to Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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7 thoughts on “Donald D. “Don” Redmon

  1. Louise and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dons passing. Did not know about until it was too late. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, Gene will miss visiting with him.
    God bless all of you.

    Arletta Nichols

  2. I was shocked when I opened the paper and Don had passed. The funeral was today. I am sorry I missed it. Don was at my father-in-laws funeral. He always looked exactly the same. He never aged. He always said he had home movies of the Jim Clark Dusters. Those are priceless, Linda. Must get the gals together. He would have liked that. Those were good memories for him too. Always, smiling and happy. Your parents were so nice to all the girls. We loved them too. He will be missed but had a wonderfully full life. What a blessing he was!!

  3. My sympathy goes to Louise and the family.Don worked for us for about 4 years when we had Zwygart Chevrolet in Valley Falls.He was a great man and will be missed by all. It was so good to see all the kids. I had not seen them for many years. Sorry on this occasion. Hugs and lots of love to you all.

  4. On behalf of all the Smatlas, past and present, my sincere condolances for the loss of Don. The “old gang” grown thinner, but the memories go on for a very long time. He’ll be with friends for sure.

    On behalf of Lydia (Carl) Smatla & Marie (DeVeney) Smatla, our thoughts are with you.

  5. Mike and Family, We are so sorry to here of your dad’s passing and are thinking of you all.

    Kevin, Amy and Jacob Evans, Benton, KS

  6. Linda,

    My deepest condolences. Praying you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Much Love to you,
    Alana, Illena, Rosanne Ramirez-Arellano
    and Alyssa, James & Juliana Cuevas

  7. Louise, Linda and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you for the loss of a great guy.
    I remember what a great coach he was when we played ball together with the Jim Clark Dusters. What great memories. Hang on to all those great memories in your heart and they will stay with you forever.
    God Bless your Family!
    Norma (Rodecap) Vink

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