A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Redding was born April 29, 1933, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Erven and Helen (Peabody) Redding. He attended St. Stephen Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School with the class of 1952. He was an Eagle Scout and a camp counselor at Sunset Lake Boy Scout Camp while attending high school. He was awarded the Order of the Arrow during his scouting years. He was captain of the 1952 high school basketball team, which was called “the Fightingest Team in the State” after losing their final game at the Wisconsin State Tournament to South Milwaukee High School. He lettered in basketball, football and track.
He attended Central State Teachers College (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) (UWSP) from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of the basketball team and president of the “S” Club.
In 1954, he enlisted in the army and took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was later stationed in Nancy, France, with the 565th Ordinance Co. Service & Supply Unit. He was honorably discharged in 1956.
Upon returning home, he re-entered UWSP and graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
He was married to Patricia Lemancik at St. Joseph Church in Stevens Point in 1957.
He was employed by Point Sporting Goods for 45 years and retired from his sales career in 1996.
He was a member of the Elks Club and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Joseph, Stevens Point; two daughters, Elizabeth (Anthony) Ziherl, Milwaukee, and Sandra (Mark) Giannoni, Appleton; one brother, Richard Redding: three sisters, Lucille Knudtson, Mary Redding and Dorothy (Jim) Jajewski; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, June Klish.