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Michael P. Redner

Born: Wed., Jul. 27, 1955
Died: Thu., Apr. 14, 2016


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 20, 2016
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Apr. 20, 2016
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

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Michael P. Redner, age 60 of Aurora, IL, formerly of Porter, IN, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Chicago, IL.  He was born on July 27, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Paul Redner, who preceded him in death, and Jeanine Parry Harris, who survives in Porter. 

On October 8, 2003, he married Xiaoyin Redner, who survives in Aurora, IL.  He is also survived by his step-daughter, Anny Jiang of Charlotte, NC; his siblings: Karen (late Fred) Mitchell of Valparaiso, IN, Jim Harris of Porter, IN, Robert (Veronica) Harris of Mill Valley, CA; his nieces, Jill (Brooks) Sayer and Kimberly Mitchell, and his nephew, Griffin Harris, along with his great-nieces, Maya, Gianna, Olivia, and Jorja.

He is also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Redner. 

Michael was a 1973 graduate of Chesterton High School. He worked as a Locomotive Electrician for Union Pacific Railroad for twenty-eight years.  He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). He also enjoyed fishing and collecting coins and stamps. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton with Pastor Brooks Sayer officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

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Robert, Veronica & Griffin Harris
   Posted Sat April 16, 2016
It is with great sadness and grief we accept the sudden death of our beloved big brother, brother-in-law and loving uncle, Michael Redner. We will always remember his genuine and kind personality. He was an inspiration to Robert and Robert's biggest supporter while growing up. "He never missed any of my basketball games" says Robert. He was that kind of a big brother. Veronica always enjoyed Mike's fishing stories and his incredible smile and the reviews on the latest technology gadgets. Griffin (6) remembers sharing a video game on the iPad with uncle Mike and successfully beating him (or so we think). May he rest in peace. He will always be loved and remembered. The Harris family, San Francisco

Franciscan Health Chesterton,in
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
We are sorry for your sudden loss.. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Hugs from all of us to you and your family. Lydora, Sheri,Justine, Cassie and crew

David Parry
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
As long as I can remember, even as a kid, Mike always seemed to lead with a positive attitude and an easy smile. As his cousin, six years younger, I always found him approachable and kind, to all of us at every age.

I know Mike provided steadfast support to many across and beyond our family--more than one described Mike as their 'rock.' While sad to see Mike pass, especially so suddenly and seemingly still so young, I know he is now at peace in God's hands.

That Mike passed on my Dad's (his Uncle Dave's) birthday, reminds us of the circle of life. May they now find comfort (and no doubt big laughs) together in heaven.

My condolences to Mike's family, especially to his Mom (my Aunt Jeanine), sister and brothers (my cousins).

RIP, cousin Mike!

David Parry
Phoenix, Arizona

Gary Baloun
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing and will miss working with him on the Union Pacific Railroad at the Proviso Locomotive Shop. Mike hired on the old Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in 1986 and I was his first supervisor. He had previously worked on locomotives at the steel mills in Indiana and quickly became an excellent and dependable railroad electrician. I left a few years later to become a railroad contractor but then returned five years ago, this time as an electrician. It was great to see his familiar and always kind face. He gladly helped me to learn all the new technologies along with the older and often forgot locomotive electrical systems. Mike was more then an electrician. He was a LEMT, Locomotive Electrical Maintenance Technician, or "super tech" that did the troubleshooting to repair the broke down locomotives. More important, he was a good friend that just made the day better. We will all miss him.

Cynthia Clark
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016

GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Cindy Harris Clark.

My most sincere sympathy to the Family. May God bless you all. Cindy Harris Clark

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