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Robert Randall

August 2, 1931 October 8, 2018
Robert Randall
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Obituary for Robert Randall

Robert Lee Randall, 87, of Chrisman, Illinois, died at his home on October 8, 2018 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Bob was born August 2, 1931, in Champaign, Illinois to Audrey and Glenn Randall. The family moved to the Randall farm on the Indiana- Illinois state line in 1939. Bob graduated from Dana High School in 1949, received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois in 1953, and his master’s degree in education from Indiana State in 1970.

He was also a proud veteran, serving in the US Army from 1953 to 1956. On August 19, 1956 he married Sue Honnold at the Chrisman United Methodist Church. He began a career in education in 1956 at the Metcalf Elementary School and continued his teaching career in the Paris School District for a total of 43 years.

In addition to teaching, farming was his other passion, and he continued to farm until 2016. Bob was also extremely active in the Dana United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sue, and his five children, David (Sue) of Barrington, IL, Mary (Dave) Rank of Falls Church, VA, Susan (Jeff) Binkley of Houghton, MI, Jane (David) Crockett of Los Angeles, CA and Amy (Dan) Ray of South Lyon, Michigan, as well as fifteen grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He is also survived by two brothers, Jim (Joellyn) and Phil (Brenda). He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bill.

Visitation will be held at the Dana United Methodist Church, Dana IN, from 4-8pm ET/ 3-7pm CT on Saturday, October 13th. The funeral will be held at the church on Sunday, October 14th at 2:30pm ET/ 1:30 CT. Burial will follow at the Friends Chapel (Prairie Township) Cemetery.

Because Bob loved education and his church, memorials may be made in his name to the Dana United Methodist Church, Dana, IN, or The Robert L and Sue H. Randall Family Legacy Scholarship through the College of ACES at the University of Illinois, c/o University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 W. Green St., MC-386, Urbana IL, 61801.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, Dana.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

13

Oct

4:00 PM 10/13/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dana First United Methodist Church

260 N linden Street
Dana, IN 47847

Dana First United Methodist Church
260 N linden Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Service

Sunday

14

Oct

2:30 PM 10/14/2018 2:30:00 PM
Dana First United Methodist Church

260 N linden Street
Dana, IN 47847

Dana First United Methodist Church
260 N linden Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Wesley Chapel Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wesley Chapel
Scotland, IL 61924

Wesley Chapel Scotland 61924 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dana First United Methodist Church

260 N linden Street
Dana, IN 47847
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