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Junior Dredge

Junior Arlen Dredge was born June 23, 1928 in Tingley , Iowa to Arlen Hubert Dredge and Arzetta Colter Dredge and passed away March 31, 2015 at the age of 86.

On July 31, 1948 he was united in marriage to Roena Faye Reynolds. This union was blessed with four children, Duane, Donna, Dawnette and Dan.

Junior was an area farmer and he loved his cattle. Junior was also a mechanic at several local businesses until 2003, when for health reasons, he moved into Mount Ayr. Junior spent many hours tinkering with cars with his sons and grandsons. Spending time with his family was one of Juniors brightest moments and he loved having wiener roasts; joy rides with family singing his special songs; playing a good game of pitch and listening to country music.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Hubert Dredge, Henry (Elaine) Dredge and Frank (Elizabeth) Dredge; sisters Annabelle (Richard) Knight, Marie Rains, Lorene (Ed) Jones and Eva Lee (Raymond) Haley; parents-in-law Merle and Gladys Reynolds; brothers and sisters in-laws include Clyde Brand, Ginger Gaule, Jean Robertson, Frank Reynolds, Burl (Delores) Reynolds and Richard Campbell.

Those left to cherish his memory include Roena, his loving wife of 67 years; children Duane (Meredith) Dredge and Donna (Dick) Elliott of Mount Ayr, IA, Dawnette (Danny) VanLaar of Winterset, IA and Dan (Aimee) Dredge of Monroe, IA; grandchildren Leslie (Jared) Murphy, Clint (Allison) Dredge, Dennis (Sami) Elliott, Adam (Katrina) Dredge and Brad (Abby) Elliott all of Mount Ayr, IA, Morgan (Erik) Kalweit of Des Moines, IA, Mathew (Alyssa) VanLaar of Ames, IA, Ryan VanLaar, Tyson VanLaar and Drew VanLaar (fiancé Stacey Baudler) all of Winterset, IA, Tyler Dredge and Nick Dredge of Monroe, IA; great-grandkids Rhett Murphy, Zach Murphy, Adalynn Dredge, Colten Dredge, Adley Dredge, Tarynn Dredge and Maci Jo Elliott all of Mount Ayr, IA, Taytum VanLaar of Ames, IA, brother Loyde (Loree) Dredge; brothers and sisters-in-law Helen Dredge, John Raines, Edgar (Dee) Robertson, Raymond Gaule, Ron (Shari) Reynolds, Dorthy Campbell and Ramona Brand; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.

  • Open Visitation

    April 03, 2015
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    April 03, 2015
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    April 04, 2015
    10:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Saturday April 04 2015

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA


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I did not know Junior at all but know several of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Since they are such good people, I know he must have been a good father, grand and great-grand to leave such a positive influence. I know he will be missed but remember all the good and fun times your were given while he was here on earth with you all. Now he watches from heaven and will always be in your hearts. Gods love to all of you at this sad time and always.

Posted by Paula Webb - Kellerton, IA   April 03, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss aunt Roena I have so many memories of uncle junior my fondest were the wiener roasts which I saw mentioned in his obituary if I recall correctly he had one for one me when I came home on a leave from the service I always knew him to be very strong and tough especially when I saw him stitch up his own hand!! I remember because the thread he used was green I''m sure he would of used orange if he would of had some I will truly miss him but I know he is in good company where he is now god bless you uncle junior! Ken

Posted by Kenneth Robertson - Johnston, IA - Nephew   April 01, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Posted by Frank and Judy Rains - Runnells, IA   April 01, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with the Dredge family So sorry for your great loss

Posted by Diane Wood - Mt Ayr, IA - Friend   April 01, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Jim and Selina O''Connor    April 01, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Linda terry - Corona - cousin   April 01, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May God''s mercies be with Junior and his family today and always.

Posted by Jan Manning - Des Moines, IA - friend   April 01, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sad. I am so very sorry for you, Aunt Roena, Duane, Donna, Dawnette and Dan and families. I so wish I could be there with you this weekend and am heartbroken that I won''t be. I know Junior would understand, but it is still so hard. I love you all and am praying for you all during this difficult time. I will make a trip to Mt. Ayr within the next few weeks for hugs. I love you, Lisa

Posted by Lisa Brechtel - North Liberty, IA - Niece   March 31, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have so many memories of you and the fun times all through the years! I love you!

Posted by TERRI BARNHILL - DES MOINES, IA - niece   March 31, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

What a sweet man. He will be missed.

Posted by Penny Hymbaugh - Mt Ayr, IA - Family friend   March 31, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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