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Christian Redkey


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Christian Redkey Obituary
Redkey, Christian
SGM Christian L. Redkey, 79 years, of Hillsboro, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Mt. Carmel East in Columbus, OH. He was born in Dayton, OH on March 9, 1938 the son of the late Christian and Edith (Pollard) Redkey. Besides is parents he is preceded in death by one daughter Karen Redkey. Christian was a 20 year veteran of the United States Army having achieved the rank of Sargent Major, and served in the special forces and the green berets. He was also a veteran of the State Highway Patrol in Lima, OH and was an active member of the community, being a member of the Hillsboro VFW Post # 9094, the Special Forces US Army Association #45 and volunteered with Shriners Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Knoff) Redkey, who were married on June 21, 1992; as well as by his son, John Redkey of Columbus; two stepsons, Michael (Jean) Clifton of Columbus, Jason (Jessica Meier) Clifton of Columbus; daughter, Susan (Jim Kusan) of Columbus; sister, Rita (Robert) Jones; mother-in-law Gloria Knoff; eight grandchildren, Nick (Joellen) Robins, Miles Clifton, Kathryn Grace Clifton, Taylor (James) Klausman, Christopher Clifton, Lucas Clifton, Taylor Kusan, and Kara Kluxton; six great grandchildren, Jamie Hively, Hailey Hively, Kiley Hively, Wyatt Kusan, Brynlee Wahl, and Ava Klausman; friend, Barbara Redkey. Services will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1 PM at the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro. A burial will follow at the Hillsboro Cemetery with military rites provided by the Highland County Honor Guard. Friends and family may call at the funeral home in Hillsboro on Monday February 26, 2018 from 5-7 PM. To sign our online guestbook, please visit us at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 24, 2018
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