Audrey Redlin

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A celebration of life for Audrey Redlin will be held Wednesday, August 10th at 10:30 a.m. in the Guild room at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helena, Montana for friends and family. She passed away at the age of 92 at her Buffalo home with family by her side.
Audrey N. Redlin was born on February 11, 1924, in Summit, South Dakota to Andrew and Nina Lobben. She attended rural schools near Summit, and on May 20, 1942, she married her high school sweetheart Melvin Redlin in Ortonville, Minnesota, and they had five children. After Melvin’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946, the family moved back to South Dakota where they farmed. In 1953 the family moved to Helena, Montana where Audrey was employed by Mountain Bell Telephone and later Valley Plumbing and Heating. Upon leaving the workforce, she returned home to be a full time mother and homemaker, her greatest aspiration. From the time of Melvin’s retirement until 1986, they helped build churches around the U.S. with the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program (MMAP). In that same year they moved to Tacoma, Washington where they managed an apartment complex until moving to Big Fork, Montana in 1988. In 1998 they moved to Fort Benton, Montana where Audrey was employed at the Missouri River Nursing Home. Melvin passed away in 2005, and in 2006 Audrey moved to Buffalo, Wyoming.
Audrey enjoyed weekly visits with the elderly, teaching Sunday school, canning, gardening, baking, sewing, crafts, and giving of herself unselfishly to her family and friends. She will always be fondly remembered for her priority of spending time praying and reading God’s Word before her day began. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family.
She is survived by one son, Roger Redlin and his wife Cathy of Mesa, Arizona; four daughters, Sharon Stockstad and her husband Gordon of Helena, Montana; Linda McDonald and her husband Myron of Spokane Valley, Washington, Denise Shaw of Spokane Valley, Washington, and Norma Rueb and her husband Dean of Buffalo, Wyoming; two brothers and one sister; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and eighteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years and one sister. Memorials may be made in Audrey’s name to the Buffalo Senior Center or Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.