James Stinson Howell passed away November 15, 2014 after a short illness. Beloved husband of 65 years to Patri-cia E. (Mason) Howell; loving father of Linda (Peter) Wey-and (formerly Kirby) and the late Donna Murphy. James is survived by his grandchildren, Tera Murphy and her twin children Aurora and Dakota Carter, Christina (Adam) Kloep-fer and their son Caden, Jeremiah, Daniel (Amy), Josiah and Leah Kirby, seven step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren, predeceased by his three sisters. Due to the weather, the family will now be present on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner Hopkins Road) where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 11 AM. Share condolences online at www.AMIGONE.com
Randall E. “Randy” Rakow, 72, was called home unexpectedly Monday, October 6, 2014. Randy graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1964 and earned his MBA from The Keller School of Management where he was also an adjunct professor. He served in the U.S. Army duringthe Vietnam Era and then transitioned into the Reserves,retiring as a Captain. He worked in Human Resources forvarious companies during his 44 year career; retiring from MRA in 2008. He was a member of Rotary, Kiwanis, American Legion and CEO of NIBA. Randy and Billie moved toThe Villages in 2008 from Waukesha, WI. He was passionate about baseball, a lifelong fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, dating back to when they were the Milwaukee Braves. He enjoyed football, particularly the Packers, softball, golf, traveling, playing card games, music from the 50’s and60’s and Classic Cars. Above and beyond all the sports andhobbies he loved his family. He was a man of strong faith and character. He was loyal, compassionate, patient and a kind friend to all he knew. He leaves to cherish his memoryhis loving wife of 50 years, Billie Rakow; daughters, Susan Packer (Jeremy), Tricia Totty (John); three grandchildren, Emily Totty, Allison Totty and Erich Packer; sister, Sandra Blott (John); sisters-in-law, Nancy Matschke (Dick), LuAnn Brown (Gary), Patti Kuehl and several nieces and nephews.The family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Harry and Shirley Kuehl Foundation, c/o Tri City NationalBank, 7525 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53219. The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM Friday, October 10,2014 with services immediately following at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages, Florida. www.Hiers-baxley.com.