William Randash, 74, Surrey, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in his home in Surrey.
William Gerald Randash was born July 19, 1938, the son of William A. and Florence M. (Medler) Randash, in Cutbank Township of Bottineau County. He was raised near Tolley and graduated from Tolley High School in 1957.
William enlisted in the Navy on Oct. 22, 1957. He proudly served his country during this time and was honorably discharged on Oct. 20, 1961. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked in the oil fields for a couple of years. In 1963, he went to work in the maintenance department for Westland Oil Co.
William married Marilyn F. Bloom on Dec. 18, 1964, in Tolley. They made their home in Minot, until 1970, when they moved to Surrey. During this time, he continued to work for Westland Oil Co. until 1983, when he started D&L Service and Supply Inc., a company he owned and operated until 2003. He then started Randash Inc., where he bought and sold propane and anhydrous used storage tanks.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Surrey, the Surrey Senior Citizens, the Berthold American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and the National Rifle Association.
William loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and watching their sporting events and activities.
Surviving family includes: wife of 47 years, Marilyn, Surrey; children, Jon Randash, Minot, David Randash, Surrey, Jerry (Kelly) Randash, Coon Rapids, Minn., Laurie (Caley) Brodehl, Upham, and Jason Randash, West Fargo; grandchildren, Ashley, Megan, Paige, Chase and Cassidy Brodehl, and Karly, Blake and Taryn Randash; brother, Rodney (Linda) Randash, Clarksville, Tenn.; sister, Peggy (LeRoy) Schweitzer, Berthold; and several nieces and nephews.
William was preceded in death by: his parents; infant son; brothers, Larry (Pat) Randash and Dan Randash; and sister, Linda Randash.
Funeral: Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m., in Hope Lutheran Church, Surrey.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Thursday, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Hospice.
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