James E. "Jim" Redenbo
SPRINGFIELD, IL - James E. "Jim" Redenbo, 66, died at 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home.
Jim was born August 6, 1947, in Anna, Ill., the son of Lloyd and Josephine Redenbo. He married Patricia Burke on November 29, 1975, in Springfield.
Jim was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Following his graduation, he had a distinguished 23-year career with the Illinois State Police, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Jim also served as the first Inspector General for the Secretary of State. Following his retirement from state government in 1993, he and William O'Sullivan formed the Ross Agency, where he served as president until his death. Jim was a member and former President of the Illini Country Club. He also belonged to the Ambassadors of Hope, FBI National Academy Associates, and volunteered for many years as security for the LPGA. Jim's greatest joys in life were playing golf, watching his daughters play sports, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Redenbo of Springfield; twin daughters, Heather (husband, Eric) Gleason of Sherman and McKenna (husband, Ryan) Matrisch of Chatham; two grandchildren, Sophie Grace Gleason and Addison Pearl Matrisch; one sister, Rebecca Jo Redenbo of Springfield; one brother, Edward Lee (wife, Linda) Redenbo of Stuart Draft, Va.; one aunt, Edith Hardy of Columbus, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4–7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Kirlin- Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 815 S. 2nd St., Springfield, Ill., with The Very Rev. Gus Franklin officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to The
, 675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.
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