Ronald L. Redmann
Ronald L. Redmann
  • September 17, 1933 - June 22, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Ronald “Ronu” Louis Redmann, Sr. passed away on June 22, 2017 at the age of 83.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris Benjamin Redmann and Esther Alice Joyce Redmann; siblings, Morris Benjamin Redmann, Jr., William Vincent Redmann, Kerry Patrick Redmann, Sister Esther Redmann, O.S.U., Richard Pius Redmann, Ralph Christopher Redmann, and Jerome Joyce Redmann.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Irlee Leclére Redmann; daughter, Karen Redmann Gulotta (Gary); sons, Ronald Louis Redmann, Jr. (Carole-Lynn) and Brian Leclere Redmann (Jeanne); brothers, David Redmann and Robert Redmann; grandchildren, Ronald Louis Redmann III, Andrew Redmann Gulotta (Lauren), John Cullen Gulotta (Taylor), Michael Joseph Redmann, Matthew James Redmann, Madelon Amelia Redmann (fiance Stuart Pirri), and Ross Patrick Redmann; and great grandchildren, Kylie Maria Redmann, Tyler Joseph Redmann, Madison Jane Redmann, and Cullen David Gulotta; along with many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Mr. Redmann was born in New Orleans and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1951 and Loyola University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Business Degree, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Kappa Fraternity. After graduation, he served his country in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant. He began his career at IBM as a systems analyst where he was at the forefront of the computer age. He retired from Touro Infirmary in the I.T. Department.

He enjoyed the Ministry of Music throughout his life. He sang around the piano with his parents and siblings and learned piano by ear. He was a 50+ year member of the St. Louis Cathedral Choir, singing the Mass for two Popes in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. He was a longtime member of the Barbershop “Mardi Gras Chorus”. His Barbershop quartet, “The Wonderful Daze” were U.S. Southwest District champions, which advanced them to international competition where they placed 17th in the world.

Mr. Redmann was an avid carnival enthusiast whose favorite time of year was the Mardi Gras season. He was a member of several Mardi Gras organizations, including The Windsor Club and the School of Design. He was also a lifetime member of the Four Fins Social Club. Mr. Redmann enjoyed spending his time in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi with his extended family at various reunions and holidays.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 12 PM. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jesuit High School in his name, 4133 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119.

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