David Lee Redfern was born October 28, 1944, in Guthrie Center, to Lyle John and Margaret Breitenstein Redfern. He graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1963 and went on to study at the University of Northern Iowa. He married Linda Horner on March 27, 1970, in Sioux Falls, SD. Together they had two children, Kimberly (Duane) Magee and Dana Redfern.
David was employed as an insurance adjuster for Continental Western Insurance in Sioux Falls. He also served in the US Army Reserves for a number of years. He later moved his family to Jefferson, and throughout his working life he owned and operated several different businesses, including the Greene Bonanza in Jefferson, The Place in Panora, and Wet Goods Bar & Grill – established in 1983 in Jefferson. After his retirement, David kept busy as a van driver for the local school system. He was a member of the B.P.O Elks, the VFW, Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
David greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as talking to anyone and everyone. You could always find him with a grin on his face and he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by family and the many friends he leaves behind.
On March 2, 2020, David Redfern passed away in Jefferson. He was 75 years of age. Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers Jim, John, Fred and Tom; sisters-in-law Diane Redfern and Kathy Redfern; nephew Fred Redfern; and nieces Teresa Jacobs and Lori Redfern.
David is survived by his wife Linda Redfern; his children Kimberly (Duane) Magee of Norwalk, and Dana Redfern of Jefferson; sister Mary Lou (Joe) Roth of Panora; sisters-in-law Linda Redfern of Osceola and Cindy Redfern of Guthrie Center; grandchildren Gabrielle, Nolan, and Lauren Magee and David and Rebekah Redfern; many dear friends and family.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Memorials in David’s name may be given to the family.