Sylvia J. Redd

Born: Sun., Jul. 4, 1937
Died: Wed., Mar. 27, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 03, 2019
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Recitation of the Rosary

6:30 PM Wed., Apr. 03, 2019
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Apr. 04, 2019
Location: Christ the King Lutheran

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Sylvia J. Redd, 81, of Granger, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Memorial Hospital. Sylvia was born July 4, 1937 in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Jeffrey Redd, in 2004. On September 28, 1968 in South Bend, Sylvia married Allan D. Redd, her loving husband of fifty years who survives. Also surviving is her son, Michael Redd and his wife Chandra of Granger, three grandchildren, Aaron Redd of South Bend, Ethan Redd of Granger, and Sophie Redd of Granger, brother-in-law, Gerald Redd of Sterling Heights, MI, two sister-in-law’s, Jeanne Redd of Sterling Heights, MI, and Carol Redd of Huntsville, Alabama, niece, Angie Redd of Sterling Heights, MI, nephew, Wade Redd and his wife Lisa of Sterling Heights, MI, great niece Addison Redd of Sterling Heights, MI, and numerous Ford, Powell and Cole cousins located throughout the country. Sylvia was a 1955 graduate of Central High School. She had worked at South Bend Tackle, Bendix, Redd Refrigeration Systems and Notre Dame. In 1991 Sylvia relocated with Allan to Lake Wales, Florida where they finished their working careers at Florida Natural Growers. Allan and Sylvia were two of the founders of the Central Florida Chapter of Refrigerating Engineers Technicians Society an International organization devoted to the training of technicians to work in the ammonia refrigeration industry. They served as officers for several years. After retirement they relocated to South Bend in 2003. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Sylvia enjoyed gardening, her grandchildren, fostering pets, and spoiling her 3 Canine children, “Zippy” “Buddy” and “Rusty”. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4th, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 SR 933 N, South Bend, IN, 46601, with Rev. Michael Palmer C.S.C. officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Sylvia's memory to the following organization:

Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 State Route 933, South Bend, IN 46637

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   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
Rest peacefully, my friend. I'll keep with me many fond memories.

Carol Redd
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
Allan and family/friends:. Thinking of everyone at this time. Wish I could be there and join in the memories of celebrating Sylvia's life. My heartfelt sympathy and memories to a beautiful lady who will deeply be missed. Love to all, Carol