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Geraldine Randell

October 3, 1937 — January 13, 2015

Geraldine “Gerry” Randell, age 77, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Peotone, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, suddenly.

She was born on October 3, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Florian Frederick and Celia Helen (Jablonski) Malczynski. She married her husband, Kenneth M. Randell, on March 8, 1969 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights, IL. She worked as a secretary for many different businesses and organizations over the years. She retired from Early Prevention of School Failure in Peotone in 1999. She was a former member of Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest, IL. Gerry loved to sew, cross stitch, read, and cook and bake for her family. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth M. Randell of Bourbonnais; her children, Debra A. Davis of Sidney, IL, John J. Ose of Kissimmee, FL, Lee F. (Diana) Randell of Valparaiso, IN, and Dana E. (Michael) Anderson of Lake Zurich, IL; six grandchildren, Megan (Shawn) Nova, Danny “D.J.” Davis Jr., Taylor Cohs and Kalli Randell, and Aubrey and Ellie Anderson; and five great-grandchildren, Mason, Addison, Ivy, Dylan, and Nathan. She is also survived by special friends; Vivian Purnell and Scott (Karla) Kuriger.

Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Sunday, January 18 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Carl Anderson officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following all services. Inurnment will take place at Peotone Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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