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Randell Jacob Hempel, 65, died Thursday at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Wauwatosa after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease.

Born in Racine on December 16, 1953, Randall was the son of the late Jacob and Beverly (Nee: Wright) Hempel. He proudly served in the United States Army and was employed by J.I. Case Company for many years. On April 15, 2016, he married Samantha M. Nejedly/Baker.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Samantha; daughters, Jamie Jenkins, Shannan Hempel (fiancé, Luis Pineda); stepchildren, Melissa (Pepin) Lachance, Cody Baker; seven grandchildren, Brittani DeVaughn, Jayden Jenkins, Jamal Jenkins, Malik Jenkins, Amiyah Jenkins, Khloe Jenkins, Layne LaChance; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Towner; brother, Timothy (Joyce) Hempel; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Paul (Margaret) Nejedly; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Sue) Valko, Jeff (Maribeth) Nejedly, Dawn (Ron Funk) Nejedly; his furry companions, Jack, Jylle and Sheenah; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Valko.

Private services with interment and full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.