Charles S. Redman


Charles S. Redman, 91, of Miles City, died Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at Holy Rosary Healthcare of congestive heart failure.

Mr. Redman was born in a private home near Ismay on Nov. 16, 1922, the son of Winfield and Jetta Dickson Redman. He attended country schools the first through the eighth grades. He attended high school in Ismay. He boarded with friends of the family during the week and went home to the family ranch on the weekends. He graduated with the class of 1940. 

Following graduation, he continued working on the family ranch. 

On April 10, 1946, he and Catherine “Kate” Hamby were married in Baker. They resided on the family ranch for 57 years before moving to Miles City in the spring of 2003.

Mr. Redman was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, mechanic, rancher and story teller. But of all these, he was most proud of the many days he spent herding sheep. He spent several years poisoning prairie dogs for the government. He frequently spoke of the people he met, and the experiences he had while doing this.

He loved good old fashioned fiddle music, and along with his wife, spent many hours dancing at the Drop-In Center in Miles City. They attended dances across eastern Montana. They spent many good times meeting new friends at annual dances held in Besant Park in Canada.

He is survived by two daughters: Peggy (Earl Mortensen) Redman of Forsyth and Marilyn (Rod) Kelly of Ismay; two grandsons: Shawn (Candice) Kelly of Miles City and Troy Kelly of the Redman family ranch of Ismay; and two great-grandchildren: Rachel and Ryan Kelly of Miles City. His extended family members include: the Berzels, Cranes, Knuths and Karen Morris.

Mr. Redman was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Kate; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Alice Springer.

The legacy Charles left with his family was, “Never be afraid to crowd in when there is a lot of hard work to be done.”

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, with family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m.  at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Grace Bible Church in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Custer County Cemetery.

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements.

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In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Range Riders Museum of Miles City or to the charity of one’s choice.