In Memory of Randall L. Nedlose
Randall L. Nedlose, age 71, of Hayward, WI passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family.
Randall Loran Nedlose was born March 27, 1952 in Red Sulphur Springs, WV the son of Rodney and Betty (Wickline) Nedlose.
Randy was raised in Oregon, WI where he attended school and was a star athlete in football, baseball and wrestling. He went to state for wrestling and was captain of his baseball team in his senior year. Randy joined the U.S. Army on December 21, 1970 and served in the 82nd Airborne. On July 14, 1972, Randy was honorably discharged and returned to Oregon where he went to work for Oregon Milling Company. Randy was united in marriage to Lavonne McCallum on July 14, 1973 in Oregon. Randy and Lavonne moved to Hayward, WI in 1976 and originally settled into a home on the Namekagon River. Randy worked at Hayward Bait and Tackle before starting a long career in carpentry. While working, he built his own home on Burns Lake, part of the Tiger Cat Flowage, where he resided with his family for over twenty-five years. He built numerous homes from the ground up and was known for his fine workmanship and ability to problem solve. After retiring from carpentry, he enjoyed his last eight working years with his Apple Awards family. Randy enjoyed going to golfing and bowling leagues, and coaching his daughters when they were in sports. He was a member of the Sno-Mads snowmobile club and was an early member of the Hayward Chapter of Muskies Inc. In his younger years he enjoyed riding dirt bikes and driving one of his three Mustangs. Randy also volunteered numerous hours for the Hayward Soccer Program for his oldest granddaughter, where he was usually serving as the concession stand griller, making hot dogs and burgers for those attending the games.
Randy had a magnetic personality and was loved by anyone who was lucky enough to know him. Randy was an amazing storyteller. Some of his favorite ways to spend his time were sitting around the table with the ones he loved, telling stories and drinking coffee. Randy was a simple man who loved to be doing anything in nature. He had a great love for hunting and fishing and would spend many of his days this way. Randy loved to work with his hands. He could take very little and make it into something beautiful. Randy loved many things in life but what he loved more than most was spending time with his family, his dogs, having good food and great conversations. He will be so greatly missed by many.
Randy is survived by Lavonne and his three daughters, Jessica (Adam) Gross of Chapin, SC, Darcie (Ethan) Simpson of Hayward, Jaime (John) Wilkemeyer of Hayward; five grandchildren, Ana (Jakob), James, Kylee, Kaci, and Madilyn; granddaughter on the way, Charlie; mother, Betty Capadona; three siblings, Jeff (Tracie) Nedlose, Sally (Alan) Paine, Kelly (Tom) Monson, all of Madison, WI; step mother, Joyce Nedlose; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney Nedlose; sister, Vonnie Bushar; and step father, George Capadona.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at the Hayward Veterans Center. A private committal service with military honors will be held at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner, WI.