Archive for Wednesday, January 16, 2002


January 16, 2002


Funeral services for Roger Dale Randel, Sr., 50, Topeka, were Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Baldwin City. Mr. Randel died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at a Topeka Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1951 in Lawrence, the son of Orville Kenneth and Betty Jane (Collins) Randel. He was raised in Baldwin City where he attended grade and high schools. He attended Baker University and the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

He was a broadcaster for various radio stations including KMAJ, KMBU, WREN, KSKX and KTOP. He had two syndicated shows, "Lessons in Faith," broadcast in the Philippines, Asia and parts of Russia, and "Five Minutes With Jesus," broadcast in various places throughout the United States including Iowa, Nebraska, California and Tennessee. He was a drummer for several bands including the Outlaw Band and Karen Downs and Company. In 1993 he became the pastor for Topeka Faith Center, retiring in 1996. He was founder and president of Randel Ministries, Inc.

He married Connie Pearson on March 6, 1972 in Platt City, Mo.

Mr. Randel was a member of Topeka Faith Center. He was a past member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship in Topeka.

Survivors include his wife, Connie, of the home; two daughters, Sarah Randel of the home and Jennifer Randel, Salina; one son, Roger Randel, Jr. and his wife, Lelah, Topeka; his parents, Betty and Orville Randel, Baldwin City; two brothers, John Rockhold, Lawrence, and Greg Randel, Baldwin City; one sister, Judy Higgins, Lawrence and one granddaughter, Daniela Randel, Topeka.

He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to Randel Ministries, Inc. and sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Walter Oyler, 86, Baldwin City, will be today at 10 a.m. at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meeting House, Willow Springs Community. Mr. Oyler died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at his rural Baldwin City home.

He was born May 9, 1915, in Anderson County, the son of John and Elizabeth (Snavely) Oyler. He moved to Indiana at age 4. He moved to California in 1946 and then to Pleasant Grove Community in 1996. He was a carpenter and electrician. After his retirement in 1986, he did odd jobs.

Mr. Oyler was a member of the Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meeting House.

He married Esther Wise on Oct. 11, 1936, in Modesto, Calif. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, JoAnne Shuck, Baldwin City; a brother, Howard Oyler, Lafayette, Ind.; three sisters, Esther Blocher, Cutler, Ind., Ruby Miller, Flora, Ind., and Helen Eikenberry, Camden, Ind., four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Oyler will be buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove. Online condolences may be sent at

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