Phyllis Redlinger

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Phyllis Redlinger, 88, of Breda, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Sept. 30, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. The celebrant was Father Timothy Pick. Music was by Marilyn Hundling and the St. Bernard Choir with Scott Masching as soloist. Lectors were Renea Seagren and Pat Koster. Gift bearers were Carrie Hansen, Tricia Hoffman, Laura Voss, Sarah Reis and Naomi Reis. Casket bearers were Peter Reis, Brian Hansen, Quentin Buswell, Toby Hoffman, Chris Voss and Justin Hansen. Burial was at the parish cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home in Breda was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for Phyllis’ family at

Phyllis Tegels Redlinger was born on May 24, 1931, at Sac City, Iowa, to Andrew and Regina (Wubben) Tegels. She attended Williams #2 rural school and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Fonda in 1949.

Phyllis was married to Raymond Redlinger on Nov. 28, 1950, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church by the Rev. John Howley. To this union two daughters were born, Linda and Jane. They lived many years in Fonda where she worked in many retail businesses, catered, and worked part time for 10 years for the Iowa Liquor Commission.

Phyllis and Raymond moved to their farm north of Breda in 1982. Raymond passed away on Nov. 28, 1988. She moved into Breda in 2000 and into SunnyBrook Assisted Living on April 24, 2009. She enjoyed antiques, quilting, gardening, cooking and traveling. She was a member of St. Bernard Parish and St. Bernard Ladies Guild, as well as two card clubs.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters: Linda (Larry) Reis of Walker, Minnesota, and Jane (Len) Shaw of Venice, Florida; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Bernadine) Tegels of Fonda; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; five infant daughters; parents-in-law: Peter and Mary Redlinger; brother Robert (Maude) Tegels; two half brothers: Leonard and Rueben Tegels; and a half sister, Dorothy Heisterkamp.

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