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As best man at our wedding in Great Falls, MT , October 31, 1959, Red did
a superb job! It meant a great deal to our lasting friendship to have him
w/us at the altar at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Great Falls, MT. He flew
out from Minneapolis, MN to perform his role as best man. And that he did!!

Soon we'll celebrate our fifth-sixth wedding anniversary!

God's blessings,
Tom and Marilyn Roth

Posted by: Tom and Marilyn Roth - Livingston, MT - friend   Sep 18, 2015

Dear Family,

Sorry to hear about Red. He was a very good friend, and co-worker. He was a caring person. My grandson will always remember him, Red fixed him up a tool belt and always had some type of project for him to do. He had a lot of fun with him. Red is up there building something or enjoying boating. He will be missed by all. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Ingalls, Mark, Laurie, Samantha, Blake, & Connor Robeson

Posted by: Laurie Robeson/Marilyn Ingalls - Quincy, IL - Friend   Sep 16, 2015

Jeanne - my thoughts and [prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time of the death of Red. My Mom lived at the Carson's Apartments and he was so kind and caring of her. He always had a smile on his face. Do take care and know that when I think of him, I smile!!!

Posted by: A friend   Sep 12, 2015

Sorry Sampson Family for your loss, I remember this old business man.

I bought my first tv from Red, It was a fair swap 10 hours of free labor working at the Palmer house for a T.V. I had to punch in and everything.

Remember family outing too, hope all are well.

Matt G. Dacres

Posted by: Matt Dacres - Sioux City, IA - friend   Sep 12, 2015

To Jeanne, Jeff, Joel, Ann & Carey:

Red was a unique individual with the gift to always make us laugh and look on the bright things of life. He was a valued friend of the Drees family and I will miss him.
My best to all of you as you mourn his passing.

Greg Drees

Posted by: Greg Drees - Arnolds Park, IA - friend   Sep 11, 2015

I remember when Red and Jeanne ran the Townhouse in Sioux City. Red's brother-in-law Jim Groenewold and I watch many Hawkeye events together there. Sorry to hear about Red. My condolences to the family.

Posted by: Jacob Means - Sioux Citgy, IA   Sep 10, 2015

Jeanne and family, I have many fond memories of Red and my Dad together. I remember a piece of advice Red gave me when I was pretty young, "When you buy a pair of hunting pants, always get them a size or two bigger then you normally wear so you have room to tuck in all the shirts you'll need to stay warm. You can hold them up with a belt!" To this day I follow that advice.
We'll all miss him. Love, Steve Winker

Posted by: Steve Winker - Ashland City, TN   Sep 10, 2015

I recall Red and Jeanne when my sisters would play with their daughters in Sioux City while we were growing up and when I went to school with Joel. My prayers go out to your loving family.

Posted by: Lynn (Berding) Cusick - Dallas, TX - Family Friend   Sep 10, 2015

Red was a welcome & colorfull addition to our group's many breakfast & lunch gatherings over the years that you lived in Quincy and I enjoyed his company and friendship.

Reva and I send our syympathy to you and your family.

Posted by: Larry & Reva Ehmen - Quincy, IL - Friend   Sep 10, 2015

I only got to meet "Red" one time and it was helping him with his medical records. But I had saw his name on charts for a very long time and was anxious to get to meet this man. I know it wasn't under the best circumstances and he didn't feel well that day but even in all of that I could tell this man was unique. He was so polite and even though he was expressing his frustration with

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Posted by: Stephanie Anderson - Centerville, IA - HIM clerk @ Mercy Centerville   Sep 09, 2015