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Randy Vesely

April 12, 2019

Randy Ross Vesely passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at age 32. With so much potential and talent lost, his family and friends will forever remember the good times they shared with Lil’ Randy.

On Sept. 29, 1986, a baby warmed the hearts of his mother, Dana Schwanz, and his father, Randy H. Vesely. Randy Ross joined in the ranks as the youngest sibling to his brothers, Matthew Vesely and Casey Schwanz, and his sister, Megan Vesely.

Randy enjoyed all things as a child. But one thing for sure, he loved Rock & Roll. His music was evident with his mad skills as a drummer in the local band, Underground Day 1. Randy learned from his father, at a young age, how to play drums using a 5-gallon bucket as his throne. He also loved to jam on his guitars. His mother would holler, “Turn down the radio!” and his father would tell her that was indeed Randy playing. The amp was never loud enough for him.

Randy was a kind soul with a tenacious laugh. He was always ready to lend a helping hand.

Randy worked with Hurd Masonry right out of high school. He was very proud to be part of rebuilding the Portage Watch House on the Wisconsin River.

He is survived by his mother, Dana Schwanz of Wisconsin Dells; sister, Megan Vesely of Portage; brothers, Matthew Vesely of Madison, Casey Schwanz of Monona; niece, Lucy Schwanz; aunts and uncles, Jane (Scott) Clemmons of Portage, Julie (Rick) Schaffer of Dousman, Donna (Scott) Jones of Portage, Diana (Tim) Shebel of Portage; many cousins; girlfriend, Angie Novander of Portage; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Randy H. Vesely; his grandparents, Harold and Elizabeth Vesely and Donald and Mary Schwanz; uncle, Donald Schwanz; and his dear friend, Derek Brady.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage (www.pmmfh.com) is assisting the family.