Robert L. "Bob" Randol, 88, of Markle, IN, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 11:54 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice, in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Randol was a 1943 graduate of Markle High School. He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army and was a prisoner of war in Germany. He worked in Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, Hoover & Randol Hardware Store and he worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1992 from Fox Construction. He was a member of the Turnpointe Community Church and a 50-year member of the Markle Fish & Game Club, former 20-year member of the Markle Volunteer Fire Department, life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and 40-year member of local International Union of Operating Engineers from 1961 to 2001.
He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Markle, to Wade O. and Mary Dungan Randol. He married Evelyn A. Hoover on May 7, 1944, in Markle. She preceded him in death on Mar. 13, 1998.
Survivors include three sons, Richard (Elaine) Randol and Rob (Deb) Randol, both of Markle, and Rick (Sheryl) Randol, of Delphi; a brother, Jim (Deb) Randol, of Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Calling is Tuesday, July 30, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle. A service will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 3 p.m. with visitation an hour prior at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Shroyer officiating.
Internment will be at the Markle Cemetery.
Memorials may be made out to Markle Fish & Game Club Park Foundation or Turnpointe Community Church, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.
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