(Rock Island Argus  December 8, 2007)

William Randall Aldridge

William Randall "Randy" Aldridge, 59, went home to be with God on Dec. 4, 2007, in Portland, Ore.

Arrangements are being handled by Macy & Sons, Portland, and McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, Ill.  There will be no visitation.  There will be graveside prayers at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling, Ill.  The family requests no flowers.

Randy was born in Sterling Aug. 11, 1948, the son of Robert Todd Aldridge and Mary Mildred Cecil Aldridge.  He married Linda Curtin Aug. 11, 1984.

Randy lived in Rock Falls, Rock Island and Sherrard, in New York and Arizona and recently had moved to Oregon to be with his family.

He leaves behind his ex-wife and best friend, Linda Aldridge, son, Rigel Aldridge, stepdaughters, Cory Pikarski and Anna Curtin, all of Portland, Ore.; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte Dianne and James Newton; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Chris Aldridge; several nieces, nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins, who live in many states.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Larry; sister, Debra Louise; his grandparents; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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