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William L. Randall

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Randall, William L. Died peacefully on June 23, 2014, at 83, surrounded by his family. Resident of Mequon and Palm City, Florida, former longtime resident of Whitefish Bay. Loving husband and lifetime doubles partner for 59 years of Dorothy "Wendy" (nee Shea) Randall. Father of Cynthia (Paul Albrecht) Randall, Rebecca (Paul Gigot) Randall, Clifford "Kip" (Karen) Randall and Kevin (Lynn) Randall. Grandfather of Amanda, Lauren, Leslie, Duncan and Shea Randall. Brother of Judith (Sheridan) Thompson. Friend to all, mentor to many. A graduate of the University School of Milwaukee, Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School, Bill was a Renaissance man known for his humility and warmth. He was a peripatetic traveler with a passion for golf, classical music and Burgundy wines. He had a gracious toast for every occasion, often peppered with rhyme and wit. Bill's business and civic leadership took many forms. He was an attorney for 17 years and a banker for 20 years, serving in senior roles at what is now US Bank, and retiring as president & chairman. Bill was a catalyst for community service, especially in the arts and education. At 35 he was the youngest president in the history of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. He was a founder of the United Performing Arts Fund, chairman of the Performing Arts Center, chairman of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, a trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of numerous organizations including Alverno College and Milwaukee Academy of Science. Bill's contributions were recognized with honorary degrees from MSOE and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at the Feerick Funeral Home on Sunday, July 6, from 4 until 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, Mequon, 2700 W. Mequon Rd. on Monday, July 7, at 11 AM. Burial will be private at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials in Bill's name may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, 1558 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212, Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Trust, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, #320, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from June 27 to July 2, 2014
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