Daniel W. Redmond, age 71, of Shelter Bay, MI and Summerville, SC died unexpectedly at his home in Shelter Bay on Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2019. He was born in East Detroit, Michigan on August 11, 1947 to the late William and Geraldine (Morrison) Redmond. Dan grew up in East Detroit and went to school at St. Peter’s Lutheran School and then graduated from East Detroit High School in 1965. Being a “car guy” and following graduation, he gained an apprenticeship with Chrysler and mastered the tool and die trade which was a skill he carried throughout his life. Dan married Sarah J. Smith on May 28, 1988 and together raised their family. While working, Dan earned his Bachelor’s in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University. He had worked for General Dynamics, Davis Industries and Transform Automotive. During his career he became an engineer program manager and his specialty was transmissions. Dan has his name on a transmission patent with the Ford Motor Company. He and Sarah enjoyed spending their retirement time between their beloved Shelter Bay community and Summerville, SC. He was a long-time member of the Hiawatha Interpretive Association Board and the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvey. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved tennis, golf, and fishing.
Dan is survived by his wife of over thirty-one years – Sarah Smith Redmond of Shelter Bay, MI; children – Jennifer Lynn Hale of Summerville, SC, Jeffery D. (Stephanie Stockwell) Hogg of East China, MI, and Karen M. (Fergal) Murphy of Kensington, MD; six grandchildren – Justin David Hogg, Cassandra Jade Hogg, Katherine Francis Murphy, Brendan Bartlett Murphy, Loren Charles Hale, and Ashlee Marie Hale; sisters – Nancy (Bruce) Vick of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI and Carole (Bill) Schram of Carmel, IN; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Geraldine Redmond.
Dan’s service will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Church located at 1510 M-28 East, Marquette, MI 49855. Memorials in his name may be directed to the Hiawatha Interpretive Association, 400 E. Munising Avenue, Munising, MI 49862. Dan’s obituary and online guestbook may be viewed at bowermanfuneralhome.net