Obit: Ashley, Randall C. (1913 - 1999)

Surnames: Ashley, Davis, Melby, Carter, Robertson, Bruley, Simonson, Erickson, Dahle

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Ashley, Randall C. (7 Sept. 1913 - 31 Aug. 1999)

Randall C. "Bud" Ashley, 85, formerly of 8058 136th St., Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 31, 1999, at the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls.

He was born Sept. 7, 1913, in the town of Anson, Chippewa County to Myrtle (Davis) and Newman Ashley. He attended school in Dallas and Barron, graduating from Barron High School in 1931. He then attended UW-Eau Claire.

Bud was a buttermaker in his father's creamery at Dallas for many years and he held the youngest buttermaker license in Wisconsin at that time. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and served at Childress, Texas. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Bud married Carol Melby Carter on Dec. 23, 1943, in a military wedding at Fort Snelling, Minn. They lived in Chippewa Falls, where he managed the Pure Ice and Locker Plant for 13 years. He then owned Bud's North Star gas station for 13 years.

He is survived by Carol of Chippewa Falls; two daughters, Linda (Bob) Robertson of Chippewa Falls, Susan Bruley of Chippewa Falls; one son, Newman Ashley of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Heather, Jordan and Chad Bruley, all of Chippewa Falls; three sisters, Vi Simonson of Chippewa Falls, Jean Erickson of Boynton Beach, Fla., Doris Dahle of Connecticut and Florida; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, James Dahle; three brothers-in-law, Elmer Erickson, Phillip Dahle and Dr. Sig Simonson.

Private graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 3, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Richard Estrem-Fuller of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials in Randall's memory may be given to the Building Fund at Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, is in charge of arrangements.



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