|7/15/2020 11:18:00 AM|
James "Jim" Redding, 73, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Windom, died June 30, 2020, at Tide-Well Hospice House in Port Charlotte.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
A private family burial with military honors provided by American Legion Post 206 of Windom will take place prior to the visitation.
Visitation will by held Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
James "Jim" Redding was born July 3, 1946, to Gladden and Mary Jane (Hanson) Redding in rural Windom. He received his elementary education in Windom before attending and graduating in 1964 from Shattuck in Faribault.
He attended the University of Minnesota, where he studied finance, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1968. He was honorably discharged in 1972.
Jim married Louise Benson in Minneapolis in 1972. The marriage was later dissolved.
Jim worked for Southwest State Bank (Windom State Bank) and served as president from 1985 to 1999, during which time he was a member of the Windom Area Chamber of Commerce and Windom Area Development Corporation. After Jim and his sister, Gene, sold the bank to Midwest Bancorporation, Inc., the bank became Bank Midwest and Jim retired.
In 1990, Jim met Connie Nelson. They later married in Windom, where they lived for nine years before moving to Port Charlotte, Fla.
Jim enjoyed snowmobiling, boating and was an accomplished pilot. He flew all over the United States and to the Bahamas several times. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
James was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Howard Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Redding of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four children: Matthew (Kari) Redding of Mendota Heights; William Redding of Eden Prairie; Mark (Sarah) Nerhus of Dallas, Texas; and Kirsten (Scott) Staples of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Gene Clark of Sioux Falls.