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T. G. Redfern

T. G. Redfern, 54, of Lovington passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Wisconsin.

Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with Pastor Mel Workman officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Mr. Redfern was born June 3, 1968 at Decatur, Illinois, the son of Theron E. and Cheryl Davis Redfern. T. G. farmed with Dawson Farms for 35 years with 25 of those years being the farm manager. He also had done custom baling with his father. T. G. was a member of the Lovington American Legion and the Illinois Farm Bureau. T. G. married Dawn Ferguson on March 21, 2009 at Lovington.

Survivors include his wife Dawn; children McKenzie (Javon) Brown of Lovington and Janette (Collin) Budd of Decatur; mother Cheryl Redfern of Lovington; sisters Trisha (Mark) VonLanken of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Kelly Bolt (Fiancé Bob Alexander) of Clinton; granddaugher Kanoa Brown; numerous nieces and nephews; his tractor and combine buddy Maddox Reedy and his fur baby Mr. Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother David.

T. G. had a close relationship with all of the Dawson Farms family. For T.G. the summertime was for spending time boating on Lake Shelbyville. In the wintertime was snowmobiling in Wisconsin. T. G. was a natural born leader but especially experienced when it came to planning outings with family and friends. Anyone could always depend on T.G. to help them with anything they would need. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

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