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Lee Charles Redmond

February 15, 1939 — September 21, 2022



Lee Charles Redmond, age 83, of Lohman, Missouri, passed away on September 21, 2022, at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. 


Lee was born February 15, 1939 in Sedalia, MO, to the late Lee and Nadyne (Grother) Redmond.  He was married in Marshall, MO on August 11, 1962 to Marjorie Ann Waller, who survives. 

Lee was valedictorian of his 1957 class at Sacred Heart High School, Sedalia and in 2018 was his inducted into the Sacred Heart Hall of Fame.   


He received a B.A. degree in Biology from Central Missouri State University and an M.A. degree is Fisheries from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1961 .  Lee is best known for his work studying dynamics of fish populations and effects of regulation changes. 


He joined the American Fisheries Society 1962 and became a certified Fisheries Scientist in 1972 and a life member.  He was also a charter member of the Missouri Chapter.  In 1982, Lee received the Missouri Chapter Award of Excellence, its highest recognition. Nationally, Lee was a member of the following sections: Fisheries Administrators, Fish Culture, Fish Economics, Genetics and Fisheries Management.  He served as President of the North Central Division in 1989-1990.  He was active in establishing the Fish Management section, which became the society’s largest section, and was the first President Elect.  Lee received the Fisheries Management Section’s Award of Merit for his efforts in the role of Fish Culture in Fisheries Management Symposium. He also was elected to the National Fisheries Hall of Excellence in 2001. He served two years as Associate Editor of the North American Journal of Fisheries Management as well as the organization’s Executive Committee. In 1990-1995 Lee served as President of the American Fisheries Society and was a member of the inaugural class of American Fisheries Society Fellows. Lee was so well known throughout the Society that the organization renamed their Citizen’s Award the Lee Redmond Citizen’s Award.  He earned the title “Mr. Fish Management.” 

His career with the Conservation Department focused on making fishing better for everyone.  He authored numerous publication and a section of the book “Reservoir Fisheries Management – Strategies for 80’s.”    Lee’s other professional affiliations include Izaak Walton League of America, The Human Dimension of Wildlife Study Group, The Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society, The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Mid-Missouri Conservation Society. 


Lee enjoyed crappie fishing, quail hunting, and turkey hunting.  His summer months when his daughter, Shannon, was younger, was spent taking her to horse shows and trail rides.  Activities that his whole family enjoyed. 


Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Redmond, one daughter, Shannon Windmeyer (Scott) of Parkville, MO, grandsons Grant and Emmitt, one sister, Linda Piatt (James) of Warrensburg, MO, three sisters-in-law, Wanda Smith, Doris Root (Eddie), Jane Waller and brother-in-law, Gary Waller (Deborah). 


Visitation will be Monday, September 26, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Trimble Funeral Homes, 3210 N. Ten Mile Dr., Jefferson City.  Visitation will resume Tuesday at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:30 a.m.   Reverend Jason Doke will officiate.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia. 


Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes, Jefferson City. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. 


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