Friday, December 19, 2014



Larry Allan Randel, 70, Baldwin City, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial with full military honors is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a visitation is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

He was born Dec. 3, 1943, in rural Baldwin City, the son of Claude Eugene (Gene) and Stella M. Goebel Randel.

He attended Baldwin schools, and later served in the U.S. Army.

Larry was a lithographer for Herff Jones, and retired in 2011 after 44 years of service.

He attended Grace Community Church in Spring Hill, played in a band for 13 years, and was a “Mr. Fix-it.” He also enjoyed racing, fishing, hunting, golfing, and music.

His greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and grandchildren.

He married Janice M. Hull March 18, 1967, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Julie Fitzgerald and husband, Gary, Olathe, Wendy Hodgson and husband, Jeff, Ottawa, and Debbie Villegas and husband, Izzy, Wichita; a brother, Bud Randel and wife, Carolyn, Ottawa; 10 grandchildren, Brittney Ivey, Brandi and Bridgette Hodgson, Emily and Matt Fitzgerald, Tanner Dickerson, and Isabella, Mateo, Gabi, and Gracie Villegas; and a great-grandchild, Drew Alan Hodgson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenny Randel.

The family suggests memorials to Grace Community Church, or the American Cancer Society, through Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

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