Randal Joel Silha
Randal Joel Silha, 73, of Mindoro, passed away on April 7, 2021 at home in Mindoro, WI.
He was born on October 27, 1947 to Russ and Fran (Susag) Silha. Randal married Cheryl Oleske on July 20, 1974 in La Crosse, WI.
Randal’s hobbies included Lionel Trains, woodworking, and ballroom dancing, especially the Waltz. He graduated from North Dakota State University. He and his wife Cheryl enjoyed attending Vikings, Brewers, and Badgers games. He grew up in Bowman, ND on the Lazy JS Ranch. They raised Quarter Horses, Polled Herefords and sheep. Randal was known for his integrity, charisma, and his sense of humor; He could spin a yarn, a skill which he inherited from his father.
After Randy and Cheryl got married, they moved to Aberdeen, SD. He was a field editor for the Western Livestock Journal. He worked purebred cattle sales from the West Coast to the Midwest. In 1976, they moved back to Wisconsin and he was employed with Tri State Breeders as a district manager. Later, he became the beef programs manager for Tri State Breeders.
Then, four guys over coffee decided to take a new adventure and started Country Realty, and one by one, partners left, and Randy became the sole broker and owner until health complications arose. Randy was able to be at home for his remaining time here on Earth. He cherished having breakfast with his buddies for over 30 years and talking sports and fantasy football.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl of Mindoro; sister, Roxanne (Eddie) Holecek of Rhame, ND; sister, L. Nada (Dale) Carter of Starbuck, MN; sister, Myrna (Alex) Friedt of Carrington, ND; sister-in-law, Diana Silha of Bowman ND; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russ and Fran Silha, and his brother, Logan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Coulee Region Humane Society or Horse Sense. Feel free to make send memorials for Coulee Region Humane Society directly to this weblink: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/couleehumane or mail them to: 911 Critter Court, Onalaska, WI 54650.
If you prefer to send memorials to Horse Sense in Coon Valley, please use this online link: https://horsesense-for-special-riders.networkforgood.com/projects/90232-horsesense-inc or mail memorials to: PO Box 906, La Crosse, WI 54602