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Carol Mae Redmann

June 27, 2022 | 2 comments

Carol Mae Redmann, age 87, passed on 6/21/22 in Benedictine Villa Assisted Living in La Crosse Wi.  She was born June 30, 1934, at home in La Crescent MN to Ben and Nelva (Schmidt) Redmann.

Carol graduated from Houston High School and attended St. Francis School of Nursing and graduated in 1955, and St. Francis School of Anesthesia in 1962. She was employed by Gunderson Clinic for 34 years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and 17 years as Chief Nurse Anesthetist. Carol also attended Ottawa University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree and University of Wisconsin in La Crosse WI. She was highly active in the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetist, serving as secretary of the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetist and then President in 1985.

Carol was an active, lifelong member of the South Ridge United Methodist Church in rural La Crescent. Where she served as Church Historian for 40 years, sang in the choir, was secretary and trustee of the church council and was active in the UMW for many years.

Carol loved to travel, was an avid snow skier and water skied in her early years. She loved working on genealogy for the Redmann / Schmidt family. Carol was a pet lover having had several dogs and cats in her lifetime and she donated to Humane Society regularly.

Carol and her good friend and longtime roommate Judy Hanley lived in Sun City, Arizona during the winters for 10 years where they made many friends throughout the time there.

Carol is survived by two nieces, Nanette Hesseltine and Janette (Keith) Ayers, and one nephew Fred Redmann Jr., along with great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece and great-great nephew. Long-time good friends, Judy Hanley and Marian Tepp also survive her along with other family and friends. Carol will be missed dearly by friends, family, and the church community.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Melda Egland Redmann, brother Fred (Maxine Kiefer) Redmann and niece Pamela Redmann.

A memorial service will be held July 16th 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service at South Ridge United Methodist Church, 1781 Chicken Ridge Rd, La Crescent MN. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Carol requested that memorials may be made to the Coulee Region Humane Society, Onalaska WI, the Hillcrest Cemetery, La Crescent MN or the Gunderson Clinic Foundation, La Crosse WI



  1. Timothy Burns

    As a 1977 graduate of St. Francis School of Anesthesia, I came to know and respect the kindness of Carol, and my association with Judy as a student so many tears ago. I send my condolences to those who loved her. So many lives were touched by her in her many years of administering anesthesia. Her ability to take away pain in the operating room, and ability to share laughter outside the operating room, will always be remembered by those who knew her. May God hold you lovingly in the palm of His hand!

  2. Mike Quinn

    Carol was the greatest. She was a classmate of my mother in nursing school and a great coach, mentor and friend when I graduated and started my career.


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