Flandreau --- Frederick I. Redwing, 61,
Flandreau, died Sunday, in Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Redwing was born Nov. 25, 1922 in
Flandreau. He was educated at Flandreau public schools and the
Flandreau Indian School. He farmed in the Flandreau area until he
entered the Army during World War II. After his discharge he
returned to farming.
He-reenlisted to serve in the Korean Conflict, and after his
discharge, he worked in road and bridge construction until ill health
forced his retirement in the fall of 1982.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Fred, Flandreau; a daughter,
Dawn, Flandreau; a stepson, Francis Wakeman Jr., Sioux Falls; three
step-daughters: Debra Stansbury, Sioux Falls; Diane Austin, Tuba city,
Ariz.; five step-grandchildren; two sisters: Katie Richards, Rockville,
Md.; and Rachel Kreuse, Lead; a half brother, Robert Redwing, Fort
Meade; and two half sisters: Beverly Wakeman, Flandreau; and Mrs. Robert
(Wanita) Nesje, Sioux Falls.
Services will begin at 2 p,m, Wednesday in First Presbyterian
Church, Flandreau. Burial will be in the church cemetery..
marker for Frederick I. Redwing in First Presbyterian Cemetery,
Flandreau (Moody county), South Dakota.
[courtesy of "Dells"]
Frederick, a member of the Flandreau (Sioux) Tribe, enlisted in the Army
at Fort Snelling, MN on 11 May 1944
He was discharged on 7 July 1946 but was recalled on
13 November 1951 for the Korean conflict. He was discharged from that
period of service on 31 October 1953.
Frederick married Inez G. Wakeman [1925-1998] in
Jackson (Kansas City), MO. They were apparently divorced prior to
her death as he married Patricia Mack in Moody county, SD on 22 June