David Eugene L. Redlin

David Eugene L. Redlin of Eudora, KS passed away at home Monday July 6th, 2020.

He was born on December 25th, 1959 in Watertown, SD to Eugene & Vera (Markegard) Redlin whom both proceeded him in death.

David, or better known as Super Dave or Safety Dave, was a hard-working man. He loved music & Nascar. Was a generous man with a huge heart. He had an amazing sense of humor, a strong faith, and was a great friend.

He owned and operated Progressive Environmental & Safety for 30+ years.

He was passionate not only about his business but also his family.
He is survived by his wife Lisa (VanKirk) Redlin, whom he married July 3rd, 2004. As well as his children: Krista (Adam) Yates, Patrick (Sara) Redlin, Mathew (Rachel Cowan) Redlin, Nicklas Redlin; Grandchildren: Liam Yates, Lily Yates, Eliana Redlin; Sister: Lindy Hanek; Nieces: Nicole (Ryan) Healzer, Mariah (Brian) Morical; Great Nieces & Nephew: Rylynn Healzer, Avery Healzer, Addison Morical, Easton Morical.

Services in his Honor will be held Saturday, July 18th, 2:00 p.m. with visitation at 1:00.
Warren-McElwain Eudora Chapel
1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora KS 66025

An account has been set up in his name:
Act of Safety Dave Strong
Kaw Valley State Bank
739 Main Street, Eudora KS 66025

Per Douglas County orders, social distancing must be practiced and masks worn.

19 Condolences

  1. Charlie’s House Board and Friends on July 9, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Oh behalf of everyone at Charlie’s House our prayers are with you. Dave’s love and support of his family was spread out into the community and touched the lives of so many. May you find comfort knowing he made a big difference in so many ways. Peace to all of you. Hold tight to the memories and they will help carry you through this time.

  2. Joey and Sarah Frost on July 9, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    We are so sorry and are praying hard for you all! Our hearts ache for you. He was such an amazing guy!!

  3. Betty Pickerel on July 9, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Lisa and family members: May you find strength and comfort in your hearts. May your love guide you through this incredible sadness and loss. Peace be with you.

  4. Laurie Hemmer on July 9, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Rest easy in Gods peace Dave.
    You were a great childhood friend , and Im so glad we had FB to watch you and your wife and little boy go through this life with such faith and grace. The world has lost a great man.

  5. Katie Widstrom on July 9, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Mike and I have known Lindy since Nikki was 4 or 5. We all have so many great memories of us all together for many occasions. David came to our house several times to visit, but one memory that sticks out is back in his drinking days. The whole family was on the way to Thanksgiving dinner in St Paul and stopped for a drink. Lindy brought her famous braunschweiger dip and we all had a cocktail. David was always happy around family and friends and always made us laugh! Hard to believe it! He was so young. But he will live on in our hearts just like his mama. God bless all the family. I have no doubt that you will all survive and stay strong!

  6. Laura Becerra on July 9, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    We are so sorry and are praying hard for you all! Our hearts ache for you. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave and he was such an amazing guy. He had a heart of gold and a passion for safety. I learned a lot and will always remember him.

  7. Brandy McCombs on July 10, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Dave had a heart bigger than anyone I know. His smile could light up a room. He will never be forgotten.

  8. Construction Safety Group of KC on July 10, 2020 at 10:32 am

    On behalf of the Constructon Safety Group of Kansas City (CSG), we send heartfelt condolences. “Safety Dave” was a pillar in the Safety & Health Community. He was always the first to help when anyone was in need. His legacy will live long into the future. May your memories of Dave, and the knowledge that he helped so many, comfort you in your time of loss.

  9. Environmental Consortium, Pat Crownover, Troy Howe, Johnnie Howe (Honorary), Ron Wood on July 10, 2020 at 11:33 am

    On behalf of the Environmental Consortium, losing Dave is a huge loss to all responders. He has been such a huge help to the industry insofar as making sure that people are property trained, educated and we will miss him terribly. Several of our folks have been friends with Dave for many many years and they are feeling and mourning the loss of their very dear friend. May God shine His many blessings on Dave’s family and keep them enfolded in His loving arms now and throughout the days and years to come.

  10. Dennis Overacker, Sheryl Slemensky on July 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    David could lift a whole building with his heart and song. He gained admiration from everyone who knew him with his thoughtfulness and kindness that he never hesitated to share. Our hearts and prayers go out for him and his family

  11. Susan Hagen on July 10, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    On behalf of Mike Hagen Electric, we offer our sincere sympathy to the family. Safety Dave was an essential part of keeping us safe and focused on the job site. We will surely miss his knowledge and guidance.

  12. Jay Redlin on July 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Jay Redlin
    Growing up David was more like a brother to me than a cousin. Family gatherings were an opportunity for us to clown around, wrestle, and get in trouble most of the time.
    We went our separate ways as adults and thanks to Facebook we learned about each other’s lives and even talked on the phone for the first time in 50 years. It was good to see him very happy and with his loving family.

    Rest in Peace my brother


  13. Julie Cain on July 13, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t even know how to start. He was a wonderful friend and filled my life with as much gladness as he is now filling it with sadness. He will be remembered for his kindness and caring, his ability to make everyone feel included but most of all his awesome ability to play the “air guitar”. He was loved and respected by so many people and he will continue to be a part of my life through my cherished memories. I love and miss you Super – Julie-Julie-Julie

  14. Ginny Rapplean on July 14, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

  15. Pam Alcanter (Suites & Office Services) on July 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Dear Lisa and Nicklaus,
    We have a huge hole in our office from the place Dave held. Everybody enjoyed sharing our lives together. It was such a joy seeing his smiling face heading down the hall. May God comfort you with the knowledge He is holding Dave right now, no more sorrows or pain and keep you in his care. We’ll all miss him.

  16. Carey Smith on July 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I’m not sure who gave him the name “Super”, maybe it was himself, but I must say is was so appropriate. Super in so many ways.
    I cherish the fun times we shared.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Carey smith

  17. Bryan Cork on July 18, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I only knew Dave a short while but got to know of his big heart, generosity, faith and good humor. He was a pleasure to work with and share stories with. Dave you will be missed and may God Bless You and Your Family!

  18. Nicole Waters on July 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    He consistently reached out and cheered for my growth in the industry! I will miss his connection and knowledge! Loving prayers to his family!

  19. Dennis and Gloria Healzer on July 20, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    In loving memory of Dave! It’s so hard to say goodbye to a man that would light up the room the minute he walked through the door! Dave was a generous, loving, spiritual, and compassionate man who loved his family with an unending love! His love for life was so evident every time you saw him! To know Dave was to love him! Our love and prayers to all of Dave’s family and may God grant each and every one of you the peace that passeth our understanding! May you all rest in the assurance that Dave will hold each one of you in his arms again, and you will be dancing a two-step around Heaven’s floor! Our sincerest sympathy and love to each of you!

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