Former Wood River City Councilman Bill Redden (pictured) has died at the age of 85. Redden passed away Wednesday evening with his family at his side. He served on the Wood River City Council for 9 years, after spending 29 years as an employee of the Roxana School District. In addition to math, health and physical education, he coached basketball, track and cross country.
He was also a Cubs fan, according to Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert.
Visitation is being held this afternoon at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in East Alton.