Obit: Gale, Randolph L. (1950 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Balansky, Berger, Carl, Fuchs, Gale, Henry, Hubbard, Mayer, Rushman, Seneke, Stefancin, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 08/28/2013

Gale, Randolph "Randy" L. (26 MAY 1950 - 27 AUG 2013)

Randolph "Randy" L. Gale, 63, Town of Molitor, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Interment will be at Molitor Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Molitor. Pallbearers are Bob Henry, Dan Fuchs, Ron Mayer, Noah Hubbard and Dan and Tanner Carl.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Catholic prayer service at 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Randolph Gale was born on May 26, 1950 in Chippewa Falls to Irving "Bill" and Virginia (Rushman) Gale. He attended St. Matthias Elementary School and was a graduate of Nathan Hale High School, both in West Allis, and attended electric lineman school in Eau Claire. He worked as a lineman in Westby and Alaska, then moved to Medford in 1979.

He married Peggy Berger and they later divorced. On July 17, 1993 in Medford, he married Geri Ann "Dolly" Seneke, who survives. He worked at Taylor Electric until his retirement in January of 2013.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Taylor County Sportsmen's Club, and taught hunter safety classes. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking, motocross racing with his son, and bear hunts in Canada.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his father, Irvin "Bill" Gale of New Berlin; two sons, Shane (Jamie) Gale of Waukesha and Nic Gale of Medford; a sister, Jodi (John) Balansky of Plano, TX; a brother, Richard "Rick" (Karin) Gale of West Allis; and a grandson, Quentin Irving Gale of Waukesha.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

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