By The Mercury

Trevor Cole Redding, 17, of Randolph, died Saturday near Leonardville.

The family provided some of the following information.

He was born on June 25, 1996, in Manhattan. He was the son of Vince and Sandi (Schaaf) Redding and had been a lifetime resident of Randolph.

Trevor went to preschool at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church when he was three and four and then attended grade school in Olsburg. He then attended Blue Valley Middle School and Blue Valley High School in Randolph, where he was in his senior year. Trevor was a member of the BVHS Band where he played the trombone, participated in school plays where he was in charge of the lights and props and this year the curtain, and was manager for both the football and basketball teams. He was also a member of Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the National Honor Society and was on the Superintendents Honor Roll.

Trevor was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan, where he was baptized on July 14, 1996 and confirmed on March 28, 2010. Within his church he served as an usher, participated with Vacation Bible School and was a member of the Rooted Youth Ministries youth group.

Trevor enjoyed service work of all kinds. Most recently he was one of two youth leaders selected to serve on a committee to help obtain a grant for the bridge in Randolph City Park. Trevor also enjoyed tinkering on small engines and since the fifth grade had mowed yards as a summer job. Recently he went to work for Bruna Implement in Clay Center, where he helped out anyone who needed something done.

Survivors include his parents, Vince and Sandi Redding; and one brother, Logan C. Redding, all of the home. His brother Logan is currently attending Cloud County Community College. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Reynold and Verlene Schaaf of Linn; and his paternal grandparents, Sonny and Virgie Redding of Manhattan. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive.

Trevor was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Kathy Schaaf in 2009.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 330 Sunset Ave., with the Rev. Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery east of Manhattan.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at

A memorial has been established for the Trevor C. Redding Memorial Fund to be designated later. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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