Delores Joann Randles


Delores Joann Randles, age 87 of Viroqua, died Friday January 4, 2019.



Sample ImageDelores was born at home in Vernon Co. on June 21, 1931 to Herbert and Constance (Olson) Knutson. After graduating from high school she soon met and married the love of her life, Calvin John Randles. Calvin was career Army serving for 23 years in both WWII and Korea, and so as a military wife Delores got to see the world traveling overseas to Germany and wherever Calvin was stationed next.

     Upon returning home they bought and worked an 80 acre farm, where they raised Gurnsey’s and grew tobacco. If that wasn’t hard enough, they both worked outside of the farm as well. Delores worked in retail most of her life, at various businesses including; Clayton’s, Aspenson’s, the Kickapoo Country Store, the Country Market, Gloria’s, Mr. G’s and Dunnum’s.

     When she wasn’t working she relaxed by watching westerns (especially John Wayne) and soaps she affectionately called ‘her stories’. She also spent endless hours out in the barn taking care of her 20 or so Cows, as well as taking in any stray dog, cat, rabbit or raccoon or really any animal in need.

Her love for others, her spirit, and her laughter will be greatly missed.

God bless our memories of Delores.


     Delores is survived by; her son Herb (Sally) Randles, her 4 grandchildren Erin (Lawrence) Burns, Lucas Randles, Emily (Brandon) Measner and Mike (Jen) Bailey, and her 9 great-grandchildren Herbie and Fynna Burns and Owen and Mason Measner, and Jax, Morgan, Ryan, Paige and Hazel Bailey. She is also survived by; her sisters and brother, Maryanne (d. Lamar) Stellner, John Knutson, Jean Knutson, and Anita (d. Harlan ‘Whitey’) Thompson.

     She was preceded in death by; her husband and parents and brothers and sisters-in-law, Harlan ‘Whitey’ (Violet) Knutson and Lamont (Patricia) Knutson.


     Funeral Services for Delores will be Thursday January 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Pastor Pete Beckstrand of Bethel Lutheran Church will officiate. Friends may call on the family during a visitation from 10:00-11:00 A.M. before the service at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Bethel Lutheran Church.

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