Mary Rose Randall joined her husband in heaven on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in August of 2010 after 58 wonderful years together.
Mary was born in Reedsburg to John and Emma Kindschi Schirmang on July 12, 1930. She was the middle child of five. She attended Reedsburg schools and went on to become an elementary school teacher.
On July 19, 1952, she married James Philip Randall at the Baptist church in Reedsburg. After returning from a wonderful honeymoon out West, they settled in Tomah. In September she was stricken with polio and was paralyzed from the waist down. She spent three months in the Army hospital at Camp McCoy recuperating. After much time in therapy she was able to walk again and enjoy an almost normal life.
To this union three children were born. The first, Renee Rose, died at birth. Then came Michael James and Peggy Sue.
Mary traveled a lot. She and her friends loved to go to quilt shows and craft shows. Mary and Jim hosted two foreign exchange students. Mary did the book keeping for her and Jim’s Chrysler Dealership before turning the building into The Washboard Laundry.
In addition to her husband, James, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Schirmang; her sister Audrey Powell; and her two brothers, Orville J. Schirmang and Jon Peter Schirmang.
Surviving Mary are her children, Michael (Leslie) Randall and Peggy (Michael) Miller; her grandchildren, Travis (Trista) Randall, Mason (Amanda) Randall, Troy (Meleah) Miller, and Casey (Rev. Kevin) Osell; her great-grandchildren, Noah and Zachary Miller and Tyler, Summer, and Blake Osell; sister, Betty Frank; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Schirmang and Shirley Laufenberg; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Taylor Family Funeral Home in Spooner. Pastor Kevin Osell, Mary’s grandson-in-law, was the officiant.
Visitation took place for an hour prior to the memorial.
Online condolences can be made at www.scalzo-taylor.com.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Taylor Family Funeral Home.