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Eugene E. Randall, 90, of Clinton, passed away, Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Alverno.

A Rose Croix and Memorial Service will be 11:00am, Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory. Burial will be at a later date at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be his Clinton Hi-12 brothers. Military honors conducted by the Clinton AMVETS will conclude the services on Monday. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00am to the service time at the funeral home Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at www.snellzornig.com

Eugene E. Randall was born on December 29, 1927 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of LeRoy and Alta (Smith) Randall. He married Carol Walker on September 10, 1950 in Miles, Iowa.

Gene was a 1947 graduate of Lyons High School. He also graduated from Clinton Mechanics School in 1947. He was drafted in the United States Army in March 1951 and served until he was honorably discharged in March 1953. He was stationed in Germany with the 28th Division, 728 Ordinance Maintenance Company. While stationed in Germany he placed first in the Eibse ski bob contest. In 1951 he graduated from the Army European Command Ordinance School and the Non-Commissioned Officers School earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Gene owned and operated Randalls Welding Shop in Lyons from 1948 to 1971. In 1971 he joined Carlon as a Master Welder, developing innovative techniques for use in mold building and repair. He was promoted to Supervisor of the Tool and Welding Department and retired from that position in 1983.

Gene was a over 50 year member of the Lyons Masonic Lodge #93, Clinton Scottish Rite Bodies (32nd Degree), KAABA Shrine, and the Clinton Hi-12 Club. He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and was a member and past office of the U.S. Power Squadron. His love of gardening lead to his certification as an Iowa Master Gardner. He was a member of the Fulton Country Club and a former member of the Clinton Country Club. He was honored to go on the Honor Flight in the fall of 2012.

Gene is survived by his wife: Carol of Clinton, two daughters: Dr. Diane (Dr. Thomas) Andrews of Longwood, Florida, and Donna (Robert) Rasley of North Liberty, Iowa; four grandchildren: Sara (Dustin) Miller, Dr. Alicia (Scott) Myers, Christine (Jordan) Dodds, and Charles Andrews; three great-grandsons: Liam Miller and Keaton & Gavin Myers; and one nephew: Richard Ehredt of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother: Herbert Randall, his sister: Delores Ehredt and a great-granddaughter: Libby Miller.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals.
Published on February 7, 2018
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