Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford, with Pastor Tim Springer officiating. Visitation is Friday, from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home, Milford. A gathering for refreshments and fellowship will follow the graveside at the Pizza Kitchen . Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Richard Joe Rediger was born July 24, 1944, in Beemer, Nebraska to Merle and Erna (Eichelberger) and passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln at the age of 76.
When Richard was a young child, after Erna died, he was raised by Merle’s second wife, Norma Stutzman-Rediger. He attended Milford Public Schools and later enrolled into Milford Trade School, graduating with a degree in Diesel Mechanics. Rich was employed with Caterpillar, Inc. in North Platte where he met his wife, Alice Warren and to this union two daughters, Machelle and Candice were born. He returned to Milford and worked as a mechanic at Goodyear before opening “Rediger Farm Service”. He was blessed with a second marriage to Mildred Chrastil in 1989. Richard also worked for Bill Stauffer farming, Midwest Tree Cutter's and Tim Stutzman’s Digging Service for many years. He enjoyed working, had a great passion for the farming community and the importance of serving the customer. Rich loved going to Sprint Car Races and working outdoors in his yard.
Survivors include his daughters, Machelle Hamme, Alexandria, VA, Candice Kerst, Atlanta, GA, a granddaughter, Sienna Rediger-Hamme, Alexandria, VA, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his two wives, Alice and Mildred, his brother, Robert “Bob” Rediger, an infant sister, Linda Kay, and a step son, Troy Chrastil.
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