Rev. Howard W. Bredesen


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: Feb. 1, 2023 at age 83

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held at Trinity UMC in Coffeyville, Kansas on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.

Appointment information: Rev. Bredesen was ordained as a deacon in 1961 and as an elder in 1966. He served a United Church of Christ church before serving Minnesota United Methodist churches in Minneapolis (Grace and Simpson UMCs), Grey Eagle, Austin, Luverne, Robbinsdale, Jackson, and Caledonia. He retired in 2001.

Rev. Howard is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Patrick Bredesen and Jennifer Bredesen (Scott McGinnis); and granddaughter, Abigail.

Messages of condolence can be sent to Judy Bredesen, 211 Gibson St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Memorials are preferred to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

A full-length obituary will be published on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in the coming days.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058