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In Memory of Robert "Bob" Redner


4:00 - 7:00 PM Friday, November 29 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson

Funeral Services

10:00 AM Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd., Hudson

Robert “Bob” O. Redner, age 40, of Hudson, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 24, 2013 in Richland Center, WI while deer hunting.  Robert was born September 15, 1973 in Hudson, WI, the son of Thomas and Mary (Higby) Redner.  Bob graduated from Hudson High School, the class of 1992.  He went on to further his education at the University of River Falls, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry.  Bob was united in marriage on October 2, 1999 to Leslie Kunze at the St. Croix Valley United Methodist Church in Lakeland, MN.  Their marriage was blessed with two beautiful children, Daniel James and Abigail Paige.  Bob worked for 3M for nearly 13 years, with his most recent position being Shipment Control Analyst.  

 Bob was an avid sportsman who appreciated the outdoors.  In the sadness of his death, there is peace knowing he was truly living out one of his passions in the beauty of nature, hunting.  He enjoyed pheasant hunting with his hunting dogs, deer hunting and fishing.  He was a devoted Green Bay Packer fan that enjoyed many trips to Lambeau field, as well as a devoted Badger fan.  Bob was a hard worker, very meticulous in his work.  The pride of his work was evident with his various building projects, landscaping and home improvements. 

 In his younger years, Bob was involved in Boy Scouts, obtaining the badge of “Life.”  He remained active in Scouts with his son, Danny; as well as helping with Danny’s Booster baseball team.  Bob loved being a part of the Hudson community and took interest in his father’s civic involvement.  He had a special interest in trains and model railroading and loved sharing that interest with his family.  Most important to Bob was his children.  He was a loving husband and father who cherished the memories made on their recent trip to Disney.  His wonderful sense of humor and loving spirit will be dearly missed. 


 Bob will remain in the hearts of his wife, Leslie; son, Danny; daughter, Abby; parents, Tom & Mary Redner of Hudson; sister, Leanne (John) Van Allen of Hudson; God daughters and nieces, Morgan & Lily; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Art & Rosemary Kunze of North Hudson; brother-in-law, Troy (Mary) Kunze; nieces, Alexis and Kaiden; and many other dear relatives and friends. The family will always be grateful for the love and support from special friends Craig (Nina) Harmes.


 A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson.  Memorial Services will take place 10:00 AM Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd., Hudson, with Pastor Larry Szyman officiating.  Private interment will take place at Willow River Cemetery of Hudson.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home (715) 386-3725.  www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

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    • Bob was the very best dad I could ask for in the six years he was with me, he helped me so many times and all I wish I could do is travel around with him like we always wanted to do. He was an amazing friend to all who met him, we all miss him so much but we know he is in our hearts always.