Thursday, January 23, 2014

GEORGE L. RANDALL, 33° Olive Branch


Ill.·. George L. Randall, 77, of Catlin, after a long and courageous trial against a difficult illness, passed away from us on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

George was born March 11, 1936 in Danville to Buell and Mary (Pittaway) Randall. He grew up on Stroup Street, graduating from Danville High School in 1954. After high school, he attended trade school in Memphis, Tennessee, and began a lifetime career as a Tool and Die Maker. George was employed by General Electric Company, later Valmont, beginning in 1956, and worked in the Danville plant until it closed. He later worked for GEMCO, retiring in 2003.

He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Donna; his children, Darla (Thomas) O’Shaughnessy, Danna (David) Harrold, both of Catlin, and Robert “Bob” (Donna Fox) Randall of Avondale, Arizona; his grandchildren, Elizabeth “Beth” (Joseph) Friel, Adam (Theresa Vachon) O’Shaughnessy, Kyle (Chelsi Craig) Harrold, Suzanne “Annie” (George) Monyok, Brittney Randall, Ryan Harrold, and Jennifer Randall; his great-grandchildren, Abigail and Michael Friel, and Hudson Monyok ("Hud" to Great-Grandpa George); his brother, Robert (Sandi) Randall of Danville; and a niece and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Kristi Lynn Randall.

George was a member and past master of Olive Branch Lodge 38 and a past officer of Danville Scottish Rite. In 1979, George was elected to receive the honorary 33rd degree of Scottish Rite. George was a past member of Gao Grotto.

Funeral service 10 am Monday, January 27, 2014 at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Pastor Dave Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Catlin. The family will greet friends and relatives for visitation Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm with Masonic Services at 1:30 pm at Robison Chapel.

The family requests any memorial donations be made to either the Catlin Fire Protection District Rescue Unit or Catlin American Legion Post 776.

This ends the record of a just and upright mason. SO MOTE IT BE!

Cards may be sent to Mrs. George Randall at: 101 Burris Street, Catlin, IL 61817.

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