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“So sorry for your loss. I remember when you girls and Randy where all around your Mother Effie when she was a resident here. And how much your Father...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Roberta Manske - Pine River, WI

“Britt was a wonderful client that we all enjoyed working with , I am so sorry for the loss of Britt and extend our condolences to his family ! RIP...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Berliner - Appleton, WI

“Britt was always such a kind and thankful person. He always brought us joy and we feel blessed to have gotten to know him over the years. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Walgreen pharmacy Oneida st - WI

“I remember Randy walking with his Dad and Duke past our house. I didn't know him very well, other than he was a kind, nice looking, intelligent man....Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: colleen zak - Appleton, WI

“I'm glad you are at peace, with mom and dad, at last. But I miss you and I wish I was talking with you on the phone or face-timing. I'm so thankful...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Janis Sheil - Savage, MN - Sister

“Randy Monaghan and Sam Friedman were vital in the formation of the original Hound Dog Band. The music they played was a direct reflection of their...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Brad Seip - Windsor, CT


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8 of 16 | Posted by: michael angeli

“The Seip family expresses sadness at Randy's early passing. Blessings to the family.Brad and Bambi Seip ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Bambi Brown - Sarasota, FL

“Hope you're jamming with that big band up there.I'm glad I got a chance to say good bye. God's speed Randy ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: kitty tierney - mequon, WI

Me and Randy, singing at my brother's wedding
11 of 16 | Posted by: Michael Angeli

“RIP Randy. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Dickey - Norman, OK

“Randy was a great guy and fine musician and singer. We played music together in the 70s and he will be missed but remembered fondly.Bob Metzger ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Metzger - Waltham, MA

“From Brit's (Randy's) obituary he appeared to be a very talented musician. He is playing his music in Heaven and all of our angels are loving his...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Linda & E. Michael Probst

“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at HOSEA 13:14 L Ohio ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: A friend


16 of 16 | Posted by: Colleen Zak - Appleton, WI


Britt Randall Monaghan Jr. age 66 of Appleton, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017, surrounded by his sisters at Kimberly Assisted Living. Randy was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on March 29, 1951. An intelligent, creative, and sensitive soul, Randy was drawn to music at an early age. He played the piano "by ear" and attended the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. During his early teen years in Wheaton, IL at the height of Beatle-mania, he formed a band for the school talent show. At Nicolet High School in Glendale, WI, he met Michael, a kindred spirit and fellow-musician. They made music and many memories with their friends at the Angeli house, and remained friends 'til the end. In the 60s and 70's Randy played with the Hound Dog Band, OX and Short Stuff's Junior Brantley. In the late 80's and 90's, Randy performed with Otis and the Alligators all across the Upper Midwest and "Doc Randall" was known as "the one-take wonder" when laying down a lead track on electric guitar. He was also known for his stylish good looks, and rock-star head of hair. He later played and sang in The Chris Aaron's Band. Randy wrote songs and made CDs with both bands, and his music is still enjoyed by many. Through life's ups and downs, music was the life force that kept Randy going. Even his last months, Sarah, his devoted Daily Details companion, drove him to Island Music or Heid's or The Guitar Center, where the staff set up any guitar for him to play. Randy is survived by his sisters: Patricia (William) Hall; Donna Swartzendruber, Gail (Robert) Kassel, Janis (Scott) Sheil, and Barb (Steve) Ziemke; cousins Greg Wynn and Susan Ketelaar (Wynn) and Aunt Murlene and Aunt Ruby. Randy had a special connection to his many nieces and nephews, and to his life-long friends, the Brostowitz family. He was lovingly cared for during his final year by his closest sister, Jan. Randy is preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, Effie and Britt Monaghan; youngest sister, Betty Jane; brother-in-law Duane (Bud) Swartzendruber; and many relative and friends. A memorial service for Randy will be held Sat., July 29th, 2017 at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 North Superior St., Appleton, WI. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Donations will be forwarded to Appleton Rock School. The family extends special thanks to the compassionate staffs at Kimberly Assisted Living, Affinity Visiting Nurses, Daily Details Concierge, Senior Helpers, Home Helpers, and Mary's Integrated Care and Cleaning; neighbors Gary and Sam, Cheryl, his hair dresser, and all who gave of their time.