Agnes O. Randle

Nov. 2, 1919 – July 28, 2010

Agnes O. Randle, a longtime Waukesha resident and wife of the late William S. Randle, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Oak Hill Terrace at the age of 90. She was born in Chicago on Nov. 2, 1919, to Lars and JoAnne Olsen.

In her earlier years, Agnes was employed as a beautician at Irene’s Beauty Shop. From 1943 until 1945 she proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a W.A.V.E. On May 22, 1949, she married William "Bill" S. Randle, together they owned and operated Randle Funeral Home in Waukesha, later becoming Randle-Dable Funeral Home. Agnes enjoyed working outdoors, maintaining the lawn and keeping busy with projects. In their retirement, Agnes and Bill enjoyed an Alaskan cruise with Agnes’ sister Elsie, they looked forward to Friday night fish fries, shopping at Sentry-Fox Run and enjoyed their home on Cliff Alex Court, where Agnes loved walking around David’s Park. In the year 2000, Agnes moved to Oak Hill Terrace, where she enjoyed taking part in many activities, including bingo, outings and exercise class. The friendships that Agnes made at Oak Hill over the past 10 years were a blessing to her. She will be remembered for her infectious giggle, pleasant personality and her love for desserts.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Kathleen Olsen of Milwaukee and Betty Greer of Delaware; nieces and nephews; and all her friends at Oak Hill Terrace.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Randle, on Dec. 16, 1999; her sisters, Elsie Olsen and Dorothy Regan; brother, Carl Olsen; and half-brother, Eugene Caldwell.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 2, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services with full military honors will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. for a procession to the cemetery.

Thank you to the entire dedicated staff and volunteers at Oak Hill Terrace. You all made a difference in Agnes’ life. Sincere appreciation is extended to all the staff at Vitas Hospice for the tender care Agnes received these past few months.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.