Mike Allen Redlich
Mike Allen Redlich, son of the late Robert and Lavania Rae (Cooper) Redlich, formerly of Mountain View, Missouri, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 27, 1973. Mike departed this life on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital at 45 years of age.
Mike had worked as a teacher, coach and assistant principal in the Buffalo, Missouri, school district. He was also a teacher, coach, and high school principal in Greenfield, Missouri. Most recently, Mike had just completed his 12th year serving as the superintendent of Southern Reynolds County R-II in Ellington, Missouri. He was very proud to have worked with the community of Ellington and even more proud to have had the longest running tenure of any superintendent that served in this school district.
Throughout the years, he served on various committees, clubs, and boards including the Reynolds County Rotary, Ozark Foothills Regional Community Foundation, and a he was a DESE mentor to area superintendents. In recent years, Mike’s focus was with serving on the council for both the University of Missouri-Reynolds County Extension and the National Beta Club-Missouri Chapter. Mike dearly treasured his time in working with the State and National Beta Club, a club in which he felt that children could flourish, excel, and appreciate the value of service. He was able to watch his own children prosper and grow within this club, spending ample time with them while leading by example.
Mike valued hard work and discipline. Like many other educators, he attained his Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist Degrees in Education and Educational Leadership. He completed all three through Missouri State University. Mike then completed his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership through St. Louis University in 2007 and was grateful that his parents were still living to see this accomplishment.
Mike is survived by his wife, Kimberly Redlich; daughter, Caroline Olson; and son, Michael Cooper Redlich of Ellington, Missouri; sister, DiAnna Brothers and husband, Roger, of Dix, Nebraska; nephews, Tad Rezek and wife, Paula, of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Tony Rezek and wife, Stacy of Olathe, Kansas; in-laws, Judy and Bob Rice of Lamar, Missouri; sister-in-law, Abby and Mike Brown of Nevada, Missouri; seven nephews, one niece and extended family. Mike was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Larry Ewing.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Missouri.
Clergy were Ray Redlich and DiAnna Brothers
Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Scott Roy, Kevin Daniels, David Burks, Cody Webster, Josh Roberts, Eli Ernst and Todd Henry
Arrangements were under the care and direction of McSpadden Funeral Homes, Inc., Ellington, Missouri
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mike Redlich Scholarship Fund, care of the funeral home or mailed to Southern Reynolds Co. R-II, 1 School Street, Ellington, Missouri 63638.
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