Don Redmon 1931-2015

Donald Dean “Don” Redmon, 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 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; and 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, and Theron, Gene and Billy Redmon, all of Valley Falls; sisters, Anna Lou Lahey, in California and Monica Olson, Topeka; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Inter­ment with Military Services will be held in the Czech-Moravan Ceme­tery, Rossville. Mr. Redmon will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where the family will re­ceive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 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, KS 66536.

Online condolences may be sent to


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