Funeral services for Larry Allan Randel, 70, Baldwin City, will be at 10 am Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Larry died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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 United States 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 on Mar. 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; ten 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.
Friends may call from 8 am to 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6-8 pm. The family suggests memorials to Grace Community Church, or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Thank you for being not only an amazing dad and grandpa, but an awesome friend as well! I will miss your smile and your ornery ways! The relationship and love you shared with Gary, Emily, Matt and myself will forever fill my heart with joy! So many memories that we will cherish forever. My heart is broken and I feel as though a piece of me has died. The Good News is, it’s NOT goodbye forever! We WILL be together again!
I love you with all my heart!
Forever your little girl,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I ‘ve known Larry sense 1981 from Herff Jones.
I will miss Larry deeply as I’m sure anyone who met him will also.
We were very saddened to hear of the loss of Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was a great guy and I really looked up to him. I enjoyed looking through hot rod magazines and talking with him about cars and different bands especially ACDC. Like everyone else that got to know Larry-I am really going to miss him.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and yours. Larry was such a great man. He was always happy and sure could make me laugh. When he worked at Herff Jones, we did daily crossword puzzles together at our ‘dinner’ table in the press room, yes, funny. When we first started doing the puzzles, we would cheat and add boxes to fit words we could think of because we didn’t know the answer. I sure will miss him, as we all will.
I was working at herff jones when Larry was hired. I worked there with him until I transfered to Marceline, Missouri in 1976. I made it a point , when I went back to kansas city for a visit, to stop by his press and visit. He was one of our best pressmen for many years. Larry I enjoyed our friendship all these years and I know you will be sorely missed. I can only say, dear friend, keep the gates guarded until we meet again. Rest in peace. Your friend Don
It was a sad day when I heard about Larry passing away. I will always remember him as a good and caring person. As a vet, I stand at attention and salute you Larry for your service and your friendship. Guard the Gates until we meet you again in God’s kingdom. Until then we will think of you and never lose sight of the things you have done for us.
So very sorry to hear about your loss. We always loved to hear his band playing in the neighborhood. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Wendy is my best friend and I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss!! I am here whenever you need me! I love ya all and you are in my prayers and thots always❤️
Larry was so loved by so many people and will be sorely missed by us all. Bless you Jan, we will support you in any way we can.
Larry was a friend for 45 years. we had. Many good times fishing& hunting and playing cards and traveling. he was always teasing and the life of the party,always made you feel better just to know him. We will miss him very much, especially when NASCAR races begin. Hopefully we will all be together again someday. Jan ,,know that we are their for you. love you. Keith & Sharon
So very sad to hear of Larry’s passing. He was someone I always looked forward to seeing at family get-togethers. I’m going to miss seeing that smiling, onery face. God bless you, Jan.
Jennifer (Randel) Boehlke
So sorry for your loss, was a friend all thru high school & life, Bless you all & may he rest in peace. Gary & Roxy Taylor
Larry was a good friend to me, always willing to help a guy in need. He helped me build a garage and helped me finish a room I added on. We had great times on the annual Herff Jones fishing trips. I used to go watch him race (no. 47).
I haven’t seen Larry physically in years but kept track of him on Facebook and through mutual friends. I cannot begin to express my sorrow that his wife and children now mourn his loss. All I can say is that we all move on. He has a new job now and like everything else he’s ever done, he’ll excel at it.
We are so sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful friend. Steve and Debbie Thomas
Such a loss!! This is a man that loved life so much and was so happy and made it a real treat to just be around him. Jan, my good friend, my heart is breaking for you but as we talked we both agreed he is in a good place and at peace now. He will be missed. We love you “Anchor Man”!!
Janice and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was an amazing person. him and my dad were very close friends. Larry will be missed by all who knew him.
Jan and family, so sorry to learn of your loss. Will see Josh & Mike Sat. and will let them know. Keep the faith.
Sorry about your loss, knew and worked with Larry at Herff Jones, he has been and will be missed.
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