Harold “Randy” Randall, 85, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. after a courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born March 8, 1928, in Morris to Harry and Margit Randall.
He married Susan Kindelspire, his sweetheart since grade school, in 1950.
He joined the United States Navy in 1944 and was a gunner’s mate on the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
He worked for Illinois Bell in Morris.
One of his loves was camping, and he happily dedicated many years to the Boy Scouts of America as a scoutmaster. The highlight of his scouting years was taking his troop, including his sons, to the National Jamboree in Idaho.
Due to his guidance, both his sons and grandsons attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award – the highest Boy Scout leadership award.
After retirement, he and his wife bought a cottage on Little Murphy Lake in Manistique, Mich., where they enjoyed 26 years of relaxation in “Loon Lodge”.
His friends, sons and grandsons carry on many wonderful fishing and hunting memories of him.
He had a strong belief in the Lord, was an elder and a deacon in his Springfield church and was active in the Masonic Lodge. He always was dedicated to helping others. He was voted president of the Woodstock Morning Rotary Club from 2001 to 2002. He headed up many community-service projects and had 26 years of perfect attendance.
He will be remembered as a kind and generous man who touched the hearts of all who knew him. He was a devoted and loving husband, a compassionate father and grandfather and will be greatly missed and remembered always.
Survivors include his wife; two sons Bruce (Marie) and Jason (Joann); three grandchildren, Erin, Evan and Grayson Randall; a sister, Harriett McDonald; and five nieces.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, 2018 N. Route 47.
Memorials can be sent to JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Unit, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.