Clyde Owen 'Chubby' Randall


HURLEY, Wis. - Clyde Owen "Chubby" Randall, 85, a prominent longtime Hurley businessman, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., and Ironwood, Mich., passed away Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1928, in Luck, the son of James Henry and Mabel Lillian (Simonson) Randall. Chubby graduated from Wakefield High School with the class of 1947. While at WHS, he participated in tennis, basketball and football.

Chubby proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years.

On July 28, 1951, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Kathleen S. "Sally" Gustafson, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wakefield, by the Rev. Frank Lund.

In later years, he and his wife were well known as the proprietors of the Randall Bakery and Coffee Shop in Hurley.

Chubby was a lifetime member of Theatre North, where he acted in many plays and directed a few. His favorite pastimes were attending high school sporting events, going out to eat and having coffee with the guys.

Chubby is survived by a son, Scott, Appleton; a daughter, Patti (Pete) Auvinen, Ironwood; five grandchildren, Brian (Janel) Randall, Appleton, Kali Randall (Jeremy), Victor, Idaho, Emma Randall (Zach), Appleton, Peter Auvinen, Virginia, Minn., and Roy Auvinen, Ironwood; a sister, Carol "Dolly" (Jim) Leonard, Surprise, Ariz .; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Sally, on July 1, 2009; a daughter, Terrie, on March 3, 2003; and three brothers, Darell "Red," Clayton and Roger.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, April 14, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in Wakefield, with the honor guard beginning at 10:15 a.m.

A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Bill Jacobson officiating.

Following the service, military rites will take place at the church under the auspices of the Wakefield American Legion Geroux Post 11 and the Wakefield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9084 Honor Guard.

Lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall following the military honors.

Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, later this spring.

Lakeside Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


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