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Obituary: Douglas Joseph "Joe" Redleaf II, Columbus

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Douglas Joseph "Joe" Redleaf II (Indian name Leaning Feather), 45, of Timbercrest Drive, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home.

Joe was employed at Hitachi Metals in Greensburg and previously worked at Impact Forge. He was a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska and enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds. He was also a member of the Corvette Club and loved softball.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Shane Rocker officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Joe Redleaf Memorial Fund.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 28, 1968, Joe was the son of Douglas J. Redleaf and Norma Gilbert Redleaf.

He is survived by a son, Kenny Redleaf, Columbus, IN; former wife, Mechelle Ackerman, mother of Kenny, Columbus, IN; former wife, Glenda Collins, Freetown, IN; his girlfriend, Kelly McQueary, Greensburg, IN; a sister, Lora Turner, Columbus, IN; stepchildren, Nikki Stoner, Sarah Glidden, John Grider, Alexis McQueary, Zachary McQueary, Tinisha McQueary, and Michalea McQueary; nieces, Deidree Eaglan and Lindsey Turner; a great-niece, Jadalynn Eaglan; a great-nephew, Kenton Newell; and grandchildren, Tom Redelman, Felicity Redelman, Joey Grider, Billy Glidden, and Draven Dobbins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson, T.J. Williams.

You may view his video after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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