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Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

OBITUARY

Charles Richard Randolph

December 25, 1940November 26, 2019
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Charles Richard Randolph, Chick to his friends and family, passed away on November 26, 2019 after a year long battle with brain cancer. He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Antoinette Randolph and Milan Sekerich, and stepson of Douglas Randolph, and graduated from Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lydia, his daughters Denise (Tom), Diane (Noah) and his granddaughter Natalia. He inspired many people in our extended family with his enthusiasm for outdoor life and swimming, especially on yearly trips to Canada’s Pigeon Lake, where he taught many kids to waterski and caught dinner every day. He was a passionate golfer and recently enjoyed discovering new courses in Michigan with his sons in law. He worked at the Allstate Corporate Office for 34 years and also as a school bus driver in retirement. He and Lydia traveled extensively in later years, including a memorable trip to Israel in 2014, and glacier climbing in New Zealand.

He was an active member at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church in Cary, Il where he loved singing with the choir and working with youth groups. He oversaw the building committee at St. Barnabas during their expansion and was very proud of the new sanctuary. He founded the local Indian Princess group with his daughters and was a successful swim coach at the Crystal Lake YMCA.

The family would like to thank all of our friends, JourneyCare Hospice and Bright Star Home Health Care for their tireless help and assistance.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Charles’ life will be held at St. Barnabas on December 14th, 8901 Cary Algonquin Rd in Cary, at 10am. Please also join us directly afterward for a lunch buffet overlooking the 18th hole at Cary Country Club, 2400 Grove Lane in Cary. To personally honor Charles’ life, please consider a random act of kindness in his memory.

  • FAMILY

  • Lydia Randolph, Wife
  • Denise (Tom), Daughter
  • Diane (Noah), Daughter
  • Natalia, Granddaughter
  • Antoinette Randolph and Milan Sekerich, Parents (deceased)
  • Douglas Randolph, Step-father (deceased)

Services

14 December

Memorial Service

10:00 am

St. Barnabas

8901 Cary Algonquin Rd
Cary, Illinois

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Charles Richard Randolph

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Alan and Rosemary Cooksey

December 9, 2019

Lydia,

We have great memories of you and Chick. The joy he took in his marriage to you was so obvious!

Please carry this thought, and it may help you in this time of sorrow.

Alan and Rosemary Cooksey

Janet and Paul Lutz

December 8, 2019

Lydia,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

We remember our time fondly at St. Barnabas Luthern Church. Chick truly enjoyed being part of the choir and did a phenomenal job heading up the incredible church renovation project.

Chick was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone that had the privilege to meet him.

All our love,
Janet and Paul Lutz

Sally Biere

December 7, 2019

Lydia, peace be with you and the family. Don and I will miss his bright smile and the optimism he always spread!

Sally and Don Biere

Dottie Krull

December 7, 2019

So many fond memories of Chick in choir! Always a gentle and encouraging voice for everyone. Loved the Choir Christmas parties at Chick and Lydia’s home, especially Lydia’s story of a past Christmas that gave Chick the opportunity to put up and decorate the family Christmas tree all by himself!

Chick must have bought out all the Post-It Notes at Office Maxx getting that St. B expansion completed. Bet he never ran out of the supply we gifted him when mission was accomplished. Chick recommended the window in the Church Admin Office so visitors could be seen before coming in the door.

Thank you for your dedicated service, Chick! Peace be with you, Lydia.

Doug Seebach

December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for allowing Sunrise of Crystal Lake to care for Charles during his treatments. It was such a pleasure having both of you become part of our family this past May.

Lydia and Charles added a smile to every day and even though Charles was going through difficult treatments, he always brought an upbeat and positive light to every interaction and to each person he spoke with in the community. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you both and we will miss Charles deeply.

Karen Pinderski

December 1, 2019

Dearest Lydia and Family,

My deepest condolences. You are in my prayers for God’s comfort during this difficult time.

Fondly,
Karen Pinderski

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