Obituary of Robert J. Redman
Robert Joseph Redman, 65, died peacefully August 1, 2021, in Tucson, AZ, in the company of his loving sister Carol Redman Carpenter, who had been his devoted caregiver during a long illness.
“Bob” was born in Kansas City, MO, on November 7, 1955, to John F. Redman III and Patricia Power Redman. He was a graduate of St. Ann’s Catholic School in Prairie Village, KS, and Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO, Class of 1974. He excelled in scholastics, and was a member of the varsity tennis and soccer teams. He attended the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, earning an A.B. in 1978, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing in 1979. He then went on to a successful career with Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, IL, where he worked for 30 years, and served in a number of executive management positions.
He was married to Frances Real, whom he met while a student at Tulane, for 28 years. Their marriage, while ending in divorce, took them to six cities in the U.S. and Canada, and produced four boys, who were the pride of his life.
Bob is survived by his sons, Robert, Jr. (Francesca) of Zionsville, IN, Christopher (Andrea) of Eagan, MN, Matthew (Rachel) of Alexandria, VA, William of Seattle, WA, and Johnny Schmidt of New Orleans, LA; three grandchildren, Lucas Redman, Sienna Redman, and Genevieve Redman; three sisters, Kathy Wilbers of Jefferson City, MO, Marilee (Will) Jennings of San Jose, CA, and Carol Carpenter of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Thomas Redman of Tucson, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, his brother John F. Redman IV, his stepmother Jacqueline Burhans Redman, and his brother-in-law L.H. (Bud) Wilbers.
Bob loved his Kansas City Chiefs, and was an avid fan of golf and tennis. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Prairie Village, KS on Friday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bob’s memory be made to the Joseph McCormick Scholarship Fund at Rockhurst High School.
Contributions may be made in the following manner:
Joseph McCormick Scholarship Fund
Rockhurst High School
9301 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
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