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Edward F Randak

Male 1920 - 2013  (92 years)


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  • Name Edward F Randak 
    Born 18 Sep 1920  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 2013  Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I307089  Martin Family
    Last Modified 9 May 2020 

    Family Louise Helm McIntyre,   b. 13 Feb 1919,   d. 9 Aug 2016, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 9 May 1943  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephen Helm Randak,   b. 26 Apr 1945, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2011, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
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    Last Modified 9 May 2020 
    Family ID F138885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1920 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1943 - Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 2013 - Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Edward F. Randak, 92, died in Billings on July 6, of Alzheimer's disease.

      Born on Sept. 18, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., Ed was the only child of Edward and Alta Randak Sr. He grew up in Crawfordsville, Ind., and graduated there from Wabash College in 1942. While attending Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, he married Louise McIntyre. During medical school, internship, and the ensuing two years, Ed served in the U.S. Army and with the U.S. Public Health Service. He finished his obstetrics-gynecology residency at Northwestern in 1951.

      Trying to decide where to start his ob-gyn practice, Ed toured the Western states with Louise and decided that Montana was truly the "last best place" to live and to raise their four children. Ed joined the Billings Clinic in its very infancy (on the 2nd floor of the Hart Albin building) and dedicated himself to the practice of medicine for 35 years, serving as president of the medical staff for both hospitals. Ed sat twice on the governing committee of the Billings Clinic. He was a member of the American College of Ob-Gyn and proud to have been one of the first members in Montana of the American Infertility Society.

      Ed had many hobbies and read on many subjects with keen interest. But he had three passions: the love and devotion for his wife of 70 years (whom he met on a college blind date and loved at first sight); the love and care for his family; and the practice of medicine. There was not a free moment that Ed did not spend with his family, leaving a legacy of wonderful memories (camping, back-packing, ghost-town-ing, travel adventures) and a love for Montana, its hiking trails, streams, and the cabin on the Boulder River. Striving for excellence in all he did, Ed was a hard-working, compassionate physician who truly never forgot a patient's face or name. His family was very proud of him, loved him deeply, and will miss his lessons of love and forgiveness.

      His son Steve preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Coby Johnson (Dale); son, Mark (Chris); daughter, Kim Henry (Dale); and daughter-in-law, Linda; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

      The family extends gratitude to the gentle caregivers at The Tender Nest.

      A family service will occur later this summer at the Boulder River cabin.

      To honor Ed, do a good deed or smile at a stranger, for Ed was a very honorable, loving man who did so much for so many.

      Memorials may be made to the Randak Endowment at the Billings Clinic Foundation, 2917 10th Ave North, 59101.

      Billings Gazette, 10 Jul 2013



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