June 26, 1943 - February 16, 2022
Stanley Gene (Butch) Redel was born June 26, 1943. Eldest son of John and Delores (Meyers) Redel. He was baptized, confirmed, and received his education in Winside, NE. Butch was known for his athletic abilities, obtaining historic records for the Winside Wildcats sports team. Butch entered the Navy in 1964 and served aboard the USS Constellation. Butch & JoAnn Gerlemann were married July 15, 1967 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside, NE. They were blessed with two children, Terry Gene and Tami Jo. They raised their family in Bennington, NE Butch worked for John Deere Company at the Omaha Depot and later for Montgomery Wards until the store closed. He also worked for Nebraska Furniture Mart in the warehouse division. Butch was a member of the Bennington American Legion and St. John’s Lutheran Church. He served as Sunday school superintendent and also on the church council. He played baseball on a local team and later coached Little League. Butch enjoyed country music, a Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn fan. He enjoyed sports of all varieties, especially Little League Allstars and followed a local boxer, Terrance (Bud) Crawford. He loved to decorate at Christmas and was known for his collection of Nutcrackers. A typical Redel, Butch could be stubborn and head strong yet had a deep faith in his Creator as he wore a cross daily. In his retirement years, he kept a meticulous yard and enjoyed planting; a trait he inherited from his Uncle Lloyd Meyers. Butch passed away February 16, 2022 at Immanuel CHI Medical Center at age 78. He is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Redel; parents, John & Delores Redel; brother, Gary (Fizzy) and Dennis Redel; and brother-in-law, Darrell Braesch. Survived by son, Terry (Tanya) Redel of Junction City, KS; daughter, Tami Soto of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Jakob Margritz (Jessica), Chazlyn Hovey and Trenton Redel; great grandchild, Cayden Hovey; sister, Leila Braesch of Omaha, NE; brother, Larry (Kathy) Redel of Columbus, NE; sisters-in-law, Linda Redel of Bennington, NE and Gayle Redel-Smith of Holdrege, NE; aunt, Connie Mich-Vergata of Fremont, NE; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Memorials may be directed to Junction City Junior Baseball Association "JCJBA" or St. John's Lutheran Church.
Stanley Gene (Butch) Redel was born June 26, 1943. Eldest son of John and Delores (Meyers) Redel. He was baptized, confirmed, and received his education in Winside, NE. Butch was known for his athletic abilities, obtaining historic records... View Obituary & Service Information
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