Elwin J. Redenius
Elwin James Redenius, 63, of Britt, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2005, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Elwin, the son of Menno and Lora (Stohr) Redenius, was born April 25, 1942, in Britt. Elwin grew up in the Britt area, and graduated from Britt High School in 1960. Following graduation, he joined the National Guard/Army Reserves. He was employed at the milk plant in Britt and at Floyd and Leonard’s in Mason City as parts man.
On May 28, 1965, Elwin married Linda Brunner in Mason City. The couple lived in Mason City for three years then moved to the family farm near Britt where Elwin farmed for 37 years.
Elwin loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and friends. He loved his Corvettes, racing and farming. He was instrumental in establishing the Britt Hobo Day Car Show.
Elwin was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Britt.
Elwin is survived by his wife Linda; four daughters: Sandra and husband, Troy of Arlington, Washington, Sara Jo and husband Steve Waters of Ankeny, Stephanie and husband Brent Drahn of Charles City, Susan and husband Shawn VanLaere of Mason City; six grandchildren; four brothers: Myron Redenius of Billings, Montana, Kermit Redenius and wife, Kristin of Webster City, Gerald Redenius and wife, Yolanda of Britt, Ronald Redenius and wife, Mary Jane of Forest City; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Rose Redenius.