John H. Redlingshafer, 87, of Rural Route, Elmwood, IL passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 6:34 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born December 13, 1924, in Farmington, to Henry and Emma (Rapp) Redlingshafer. John married Audrey Van Petten on August 25, 1944. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Mike Redlingshafer of Elmwood; and three daughters, Rita Hassall of Rockville, Maryland, Gayle Berman of Efrat, Israel, and Angela Green of Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
His parents and one great grandchild preceded him in death.
John was the owner and operator of Country Wide TV and Appliance in Farmington & Canton. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, Farmington Masonic Lodge; Peoria County Farm Bureau; Elmwood American Legion and Elmwood VFW. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in the 6th Infantry Division and a lifelong farmer, who enjoyed collecting antique tractors.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6th from 6 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Masonic rites will be at 7:45 pm. Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation. A graveside service with burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington or the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com