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Randolph Raitanen

Profile Updated: August 20, 2018
Residing In
Menomonee Falls, WI USA
Spouse/Partner
Lucy (McDonald)
Occupation
Retired Sr. Project Engineer, Rockwell Automation
Children and Grandchildren
Jennifer, born 4/13/1973 (due on my birthday but waited for Friday 13th)
Granddaughter Isabelle, More…born 11/30/2008
Katherine, born 3/11/1976
Granddaughter Emilee, born 8/13/1997
Granddaughter Erin, born 6/16/1999
Granddaughter Kayla, born 9/26/2009
Grandson Kevin (finally a boy in the family), born 12/17/2013
Rachel, born 4/9/1977 (my birthday present)
Granddaughter Evalynn, born 9/5/2004
Amanda, born 4/25/1981
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I graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering May 1973 with BSEE degree.

I worked for Louis Allis Drives and Systems (now Magnatek) as a drives systems design engineer from 1972 to 1977.

I worked for Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation as a drives systems design engineer, sr design engineer, project engineer and sr projent engineer from 1977 until retirement October 2013. I worked on developing engineering tools and automation software to lower engineering costs and reduce errors. I also traveled to different Rockwell sites around the world training design engineers on the use of the engineering automation software.

My hobbies are hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors, ham radio WA9RUD.

My wife Lucy (McDonald) graduated from Catholic Memorial HIgh School in 1967 and she attended UW Oskosh and then Milwaukee County School of Nursing where she got her Registered Nurse degree in 1971.

School Story

Kids complain about dress codes now but I remember being sent home because I had dress 'jeans' on and not dress 'slacks'.


Phil Flick, John McCoy, Tom Fenno (a Jr) and I started the ham radio club. Mr. Rone was our advisor. We had paper drives to make money to buy a transmitter and receiver and made our home in the tower. We were able to put up a what is called a dipole antenna from the tower down to the roof to use. It was a great place to get away during study hall.

Which junior high school did you attend?

Longfellow Jr High

Which elementary school did you attend?

Washington

How did you learn about our class website?

Received email announcing site

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Nov 23, 2020 at 5:39 PM

Happy birthday John!

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Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday Don!

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Happy birthday Mary! Today Lucy and I became great grandparents to a 7#6oz, 20 inch boy.

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Happy birthday Greg!

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Oct 03, 2020 at 3:44 PM

Happy birthday and welcome to the 7th decade!

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Happy birthday! Welcome to the 7th decade.

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Happy birthday Mark!

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Happy birthday Tom!

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Happy birthday Phil.

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