Roy S. Redford

Aug. 1, 1917 - Oct. 21, 2007

Roy S. Redford, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at age 90. He was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Waukesha, to Alvin J. and Hattie (nee Kalies) Redford.

He worked at Waukesha Motor Co. until 1941. Following that, he proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Air Force on Ascension Island until 1945. After the war, he attended Carroll College and went on to work at Waukesha State Bank until 1952. He then worked at Husco as a production manager until the 1970s and then worked at Hydrolic Industries in Hartland until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Oconomowoc Golf Club for more than 40 years, the Air Force Association, D.J. Martin American Legion Post 8 for the past 63 years and Veterans of Foreign Wars Soat-Vergenz Post 721. Roy enjoyed cross country skiing and square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Siewert) of Waukesha, along with his nieces and nephews, Brent (Penny) Redford of Pewaukee, James (Kathleen) Harvey of Lexington, Ky., Susan Cornette of Texas, Thomas (Paulette) Harvey of Los Angeles, Patti Harvey of Bossier City, La., Laura Bratcher of Hooks, Texas, Maria (C.T.) Starkey of Lexington, Jeanne (Tim) Stien of Rockton, Ill., Jill (Woody Michael) Woodford of Hartland and James (Karla) Parry of Hartland. He is further survived by great-nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Eldora A. Parry of Hartland; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Redford; nephew, Thomas Redford; and sisters-in-law, Olive M. Harvey and Sonya J. Siewert.

Graveside services with full military honors will take place at noon Saturday, Oct. 27, at at Prairie Home Cemetery. Refreshments and fellowship will follow from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

Memorials may be made to the Women's Center, 505 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188, or the charity of donors choice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.