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Obituary - Randy Michael

Randall I. Michael, 71, of Hinckley, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood, Ill. He was born Oct. 4, 1932, in Big Rock, Ill., the son of George and Ida (Steinhoff) Michael.

Michael served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. With his former wife, Sharon Moon Michael, he operated a successful training and boarding stable in Tucson, Ariz., showing Saddlebreds, roadsters and ponies successfully on the West Coast. During that time, he served several terms as a United Professional Horseman's Association chapter chairman and was active with the Arizona American Saddlebred Association and the Desert Show Horse Association. He later was associated with Bazy Tankersley's Al Marah Arabians of Tucson, Ariz.

He is survived by a son, Kevin Michael, of Livermore, Calif.; a brother, David Michael of Hinckley, Ill.; a sister, Shirley (Dean) Langdon of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews who will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Michael; his former wife, Sharon Michael; three brothers, Curtis, Jack and Spencer Michael; and two sisters, Myrl Riis and Avis Thompson.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Naperville Cemetery in Naperville, Ill. Remembrances may be made to the UPHA/Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund.

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