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Oscar S. Beale

Obituary for Oscar S. Beale

February 23, 1924 - January 15, 2018
Randolph, Wisconsin | Age 93


Oscar S. Beale, 93, of rural Randolph passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 peacefully at his home with his loving wife at his side. He would have been 94 on February 23, 2018.

Oscar was born the son of Oscar S. and Myrtle (Johnson) Beale on February 23, 1924 in Madison, WI. He was a 1942 graduate of Jefferson High School and attended the University of Missouri where he received his diesel engineering training. Oscar was employed in the diesel engine field all of his life and retired in 1986 from Stanadyne Corp. of Hartford, CT. He was married to Junerose Compton Jones on June 12, 1977 at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, IL.

Oscar proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946 during WWII. He felt truly blessed to be an American. He served on the U.S.S. Monrovia his entire tour of duty. He was in nine major invasions, one in Sicily and the other eight in the South Pacific. Monrovia was the flagship and Gen. George Patton was onboard and they took him in to Sicily. Oscar was a member of the Randolph United Methodist Church and deeply loved his church family. He was also a member of the Fox Lake American Legion Post #521 and served as their Commander for several terms. He loved the water and the family will always cherish all of the fun they had together on the boat and at the farm. He had a great sense of humor and was loved by whoever was around him.

Oscar is survived by his wife, Junerose of Randolph; his two children: Cheryl Brandis of Elk Grove Village, IL and Gwen (Richard) Mayer of St. Charles, IL; his sister, Joyce (Roland) Piquette of Milwaukee; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many beloved nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters: Margaret Zonca and Stephanie Sausman; and seven sisters: Irene Arndt, Beverly Sperry, Jeanne Goeglein Ross, Adelaide Kieson, Mervilla Plymesser, Marilyn Rathkamp, and a sister in infancy, Violet.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Randolph United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Military honors conducted by the Fox Lake American Legion Post #521 will follow the service at the church. There will then be a time of reminisce in the fellowship hall, followed by a meal to which everyone is welcome

Memorials may be directed to the Badger Honor Flight of Wisconsin.

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