Gary C. Redlin

Gary Redlin

Gary Redlin

Gary C. Redlin, age 65, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at his home.

Gary, the son of James A. and Marie E. (Pfragner) Redlin, was born on April 3, 1956 in Hartford, WI.  He moved to Baraboo with his family in 1959 when his father was employed by the Schieble Funeral Home.

Gary attended both elementary and high school in Baraboo, graduating in 1974.  He attended MATC in Madison and received an Associates Degree in Police Science in 1976.  In October of 1977, he was hired as a patrolman with the Baraboo Police Department.  In June of 1981, he left the Police Department to join his father in the funeral business.  He received his degree in Mortuary Science from MATC-Milwaukee, graduating in 1983.  He worked along with father, James Redlin, until Jim passed away suddenly while vacationing in Florida.  Gary then took over the business and operated it, along with his wife, Sandy, until May of 2016 when his health forced him to retire.  He was dedicated to his profession and strived to continue the work ethic his father instilled in him.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years whom he loved deeply, Sandy, of Baraboo; his son that he was so proud of Kyle Redlin and his wife, Angie Bristol, of Madison; his sisters, Sue Hagedorn and Barb (Paul) Krueger, both of Baraboo; his mother-in-law, Adeline Gibbons of Cuba City; his sisters-in-law, Joyce Gibbons of Machesney Park, IL, Pat (Ron) Rod of Rosenberg, TX, Kathy (Daryl) Kubitz of Cuba City, and Grace (Steve) Heller of Apple River, IL; his brothers-in law, Jerry (Sheila) Gibbons of Darlington, Pete (Kim) Gibbons of Clinton, IL, and Ron (Betsy) Gibbons of Altoona, IA; 21 nieces and nephews and their families; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Marie Redlin; his father-in-law, John Gibbons, his brother-in-law, Bill Hagedorn; brother-in law, Chuck Gallagher; and nephew, Benjamin Gibbons.

Gary had been a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Baraboo Elks Lodge #688, Baraboo Kiwanis, the Knights of Columbus, the Gold Wing Road Riders Association as well as several professional organizations.  He had also been a participant with the Team 3 Cardiac Rehab Group at St. Clare Hospital for the last 24 years who he considered his “other” family.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Emanuel United Methodist Church, 101 14th Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin. Pastor Blake Overlien will officiate.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 11th, at Emanuel United Methodist Church.

Gary had requested that memorials be made to the Cardiac Rehab Department at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo.


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  1. Pat Wilberding says:

    Sandy & family, So sorry for your loss! This is a fragile time, so be gentle with yourselves while giving your hearts permission to grieve…to feel…and to cherish the good memories.

  2. Penny White Snyder says:

    It is with deep sadness to read about the loss of a dear friend Gary. Deepest sympathy to Sandy and the entire family. Gary will be missed by many friends and family. Remember the good memories filled with laughter and great conversations.

  3. Roberta Zimmerman says:

    My sympathy to your family! I never forget Gary’s and staff kindness when my Mom died!
    Robbi and Tracy Zimmerman

  4. Dave & Robin Goeb says:

    Thinking of Sandy, Kyle and the entire family during this difficult time. Gary and I attended Cardiac Rehab together for several years and I loved his infectious laugh and his insight into the Green Bay Packers. Gary was a compassionate friend and professional in coordinating the funerals for both of my parents who were close friends of Gary and Barbs parents. He impacted many lives throughout the years and he will be greatly missed by many. Rest in peace Gary.

  5. Keri Olson and Larry McCoy says:

    Dear Sandy, Kyle, Barb, Sue and the entire Redlin, Krueger and Hagedorn families,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by your faith, your cherished memories, and the love of those who care so much about you. I so enjoyed my frequent visits with Gary last winter and spring when we would see each other along the Baraboo River Walk. Together, we monitored the weather and rejoiced when winter gave way to warmer temperatures and signs of spring.

    Holding you in our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts —

    With deepest sympathy,
    Keri Olson and Larry McCoy

  6. Deborah Baxter says:

    Sue and

    Sue and Barb, so sorry to hear of your loss. Gary was so kind and helpful during our time of loss. thinking of you.

  7. Lois Geary says:

    My heart is aching for all family members and friends…. Gary was such a kind soul. His smile could light up the room! There will be memories that make you cry, and there will be those that make you laugh…these memories will gently remind you of the life you had together. Holding you close in my heart and prayers….

  8. Kathy and Ralph Tuttle says:

    Deep sympathies to Gary’s family. Fond memories of Gary as a classmate…especially at St. Joes. Always had a smile . Gary will be missed.

  9. Judi Barnes says:

    So very sad. My prayers are with Gary’s family.

  10. Monica Littlegeorge says:

    Thoughts are with you all! So many memories, and always Gary with a smile!

  11. Barbara Comns says:

    Condolences to the family.

  12. Jill Mohn and Bill Darling says:

    Fond memories of Gary who was a classmate through grade school at St. Joe’s all the way through high school. A kind soul and a guy who made me laugh. He will be missed.

    Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  13. Lynn & Sam Schuebel says:

    Sandy, Kyle and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Gary from high school and the years since. There was always a laugh and a story to share. Gary was a man of integrity and big heart and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Jeanie Madalon says:

    It’s so difficult to see the passing of a great guy and a classmate. My deepest sympathy to Gary’s family.

  15. Dale & Jackie Ramsey says:

    Sandy, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Dale & Jackie

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