Obituary for Craig Redalen

Craig Redalen, age 71 of Northfield, passed away Friday morning, December 14, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. Craig Elton Redalen was born February 18, 1947, in Preston, Minnesota, to Elton and Joyce (Grindland) Redalen. He was raised on the family farm, attended country school, graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1965 and attended Rochester Community College. In 1967 he enlisted in the US Army and rode a frigid train to Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he underwent airframe training. His first assignment was at Fort Benning, Georgia, for “Project Flattop.” As part of Project Flattop he was deployed […]

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Craig Redalen, age 71 of Northfield, passed away Friday morning, December 14, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Craig Elton Redalen was born February 18, 1947, in Preston, Minnesota, to Elton and Joyce (Grindland) Redalen. He was raised on the family farm, attended country school, graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1965 and attended Rochester Community College. In 1967 he enlisted in the US Army and rode a frigid train to Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he underwent airframe training. His first assignment was at Fort Benning, Georgia, for “Project Flattop.” As part of Project Flattop he was deployed to Vietnam and served aboard the USNS Corpus Christi Bay. After nine months of serving in southern Vietnam he received his Honorable Discharge.

On September 9, 1972, Craig married Susan J. Pease at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rock Island, Illinois. In June 1974, he received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana. Craig accepted a position with the Federal Land Bank and he and Sue moved to Northfield. He worked for Bremer Bank in St. Paul and later as President of the Dundas Bank. In the early 1980’s Craig began working as a commercial real estate appraiser, retiring in 2008.

Craig was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, the Northfield VFW and was active with the VFW Honor Guard. He enjoyed playing guitar, listening to all types of music, cutting wood for his stove, writing, reading novels and travel – especially to the North Shore. He took great interest in keeping up with the happenings in Northfield and spending time with his coffee groups. He was outgoing, social, and a person with varied interests.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Susan; his children, Brit (Christopher) Redalen-Schultz of Apple Valley, Kai Redalen (Gwen Goddard) of Minneapolis; his granddaughter, Stella; his brothers, Gary (Beth), Steven (Peggi), Donald (Penny), Jeffrey (Michelle); his sister, Jane (Joe) O’Koren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sharon Asleson.

Services will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior. Military Honors and a reception will follow.
Interment will be in Root Prairie Cemetery, Lanesboro.

Memorials are preferred to All Saints Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

 

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December 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
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11 Comments

  1. Wes Bue

    My condolences to Craig’s family and friends.

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  2. Mary Bue Lewis

    My deepest sympathy.

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  3. Susie & Gary Brevig

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Craig🙏

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  4. Dianne Jones

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I have good memories from Root Prairie Sunday school and bible school. He lived a good life! Blessings to his family.

    Dianne Tangen Jones

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  5. Frank Giuseppe Evans

    I am very sorry for your loss,Craig was a great guy,we trained together at ARADMAC in1968and were on the CC Bay 1969 ,we reconnected at the reunion in Corpus Christi a couple of years ago,still a great man. He will not be forgotten.
    My prayers are with him and the Family.

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  6. Ken Frost

    Rest in peace Craig. Our Corpus Christi Bay reunions will not be the same. We had some fun times and you will surely be missed.

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  7. Eddie Lathrop

    My Deepest Sympathy.

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  8. Alan Barrick

    Sue,
    Celebrating the life of Craig and mourning his passing with you and your family.
    He was my Army buddy as we both served on the CC Bay in Vietnam.
    We enjoyed getting together at our annual reunions and sharing good memories.
    Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs,
    Alan Barrick

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  9. Oscar & Betty Thomas

    Our deeoest sympathy. Sending healing prayers.

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  10. Doug Sapp

    Blue skies and tail winds old friend.
    Craig and I served together on the CCbay.
    The many memories of Craig will I’m sure remain with me the rest of my life. He will not soon be forgotten. Please accept our love, healing thoughts, and prayers, may they help you in your time of sorrow and your tragic loss.
    We will hoist a pint for Craig this new years.
    Doug Sapp and Family
    Omak WA

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  11. Naomi

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Craig. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

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