Constituents Deceased list

David Redick MBA ’65 grew up with his two brothers near Detroit. When he was 14, the family moved to an 80-acre farm near Ann Arbor, Michigan. He won a four-year tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan, based on grades, activities (senior class president, sports), and need, and started in the fall of 1953. He was a proud member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and completed his engineering degree in 1958. Upon graduation he worked as an aerospace engineer for five years (rocket engines and satellites) in California, and then started his career in telecom sales and management. In 1965 he earned an MBA from SCU, and after management positions in several other firms, in 1995 became VP of sales, then president, of wireless engineering consulting firm HN Telecom. He left in 2000 to be VP and cofounder of the Silicon Valley telecom startup Fiberstreet before moving to Wisconsin in 2004 to be near his grandchildren. Dave received an honorable discharge from the Army Reserves and was passionate about his political views, writing many books in his efforts to change the course of America. He ran for congress several times in California and Wisconsin with the goal of bettering the country for his children and grandchildren. He loved gardening, socializing, and throwing a party to celebrate just about anything. Many great parties were staged during his life starting at U of M, then in California (San Diego, Palo Alto, Corona del Mar, Santa Rosa) and in Madison. Dave passed away of natural causes on Nov. 21, 2018, at age 83. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Franklin and Marjorie Redick (Michigan) and is survived by his daughters, Leslie Redick (Sea Ranch) and Andrea Redick Nilsen (Madison), grandchildren Erick Nilsen (Madison) and Margaret Nilsen (Madison), brothers Milton Redick (Spring Lake) and Ron Redick (Grand Rapids), as well as many nephews, nieces, extended family, and wonderful friends.

29 Mar 2019