David Randt, age 65, of Glencoe, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at a later date at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2016, from 4:00–8:00 P.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Saturday.
David Harry Randt was born on June 7, 1951, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Harry and Ruth (Boike) Randt. He was baptized on June 17, 1951, by Rev. Norbert Augst at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City, Minnesota, and confirmed into faith on April 11, 1965, by Rev. Otto Misch at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota. He graduated from Glencoe High School in 1969.
David and Miriam (Wroge) were united in marriage on June 16, 1974, by Rev. Bert Klein at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota. The Lord blessed them with three children, Deb, Andrea and Tim. They built their marriage on the foundation of Christ’s love, and shared over 42 years of marriage together.
David worked as the Highway Maintenance Superintendent for the Highway Departments of McLeod and Carver Counties. As a faithful servant of the Lord, he was an active and dedicated member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, where he also served as a deacon. He served his community as an active and proud member of the Glencoe Fire Department for 20 years.
David had a servant heart, always willing to lend a helping hand and put other’s needs before his own. He was passionate about spending time outdoors hunting or fishing, always with a family member or friend at his side. Always quick with a laugh, he truly treasured his time visiting and socializing with others.
During his early retirement years David cherished time with family, especially his six grandchildren, at the cabin on Star Lake. He patiently baited hooks, offered four-wheeler and boat rides, and enjoyed time around the bonfire.
After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, David was called to his eternal home on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska, Minnesota, at the age of 65 years, 3 months and 14 days.
Blessed be his memory.
David is survived by his:
Wife, Miriam Randt of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Deb Butler and her husband, Matthew, of Waconia, MN,
Andrea Belseth and her husband, Scott, of Minnetonka, MN,
Tim Randt and his wife, Stephanie, of Dent, MN;
Grandchildren, Brody, Benjamin & Oliver Butler,
Adella, Micah & Tommy Belseth;
Mother, Ruth Randt of Glencoe, MN;
Mother-In-Law, Esther Wroge of Glencoe, MN;
Siblings, Carol Alsleben and her husband, Aaron, of Glencoe, MN,
Janice Henning and her husband, Larry, of Plato, MN,
Gary Randt and his wife, Becky, of Buffalo, MN,
Sharon Fox of Glencoe, MN,
Chuck Randt and his wife, Linda, of Osakis, MN,
Jane Randt of Prior Lake, MN,
Darryl Randt of Madison Lake, MN,
Sisters-In-Law, Cindy Randt of Chaska, MN,
Carolyn Raedeke of Burnsville, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Wally Wroge and his wife, Lynn, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Randy Wroge and his wife, Mary Lou, of Norwood Young America, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
David is preceded in death by his father, Harry Randt; Father-In-Law, Herbert Wroge; Brother, Randy Randt.
Don Heuer says
Merium, my sincere sympathy to you and your family, as well as, the Randt and Wroge families. I am grateful that I was able to see Dave and you during these recent weeks. The Lord gives us the blessing of “memory” and with that Dave will always be with you, I understand that the touching and holding isn’t there, but; with your memories he will be with you wherever you are and knowing that he is with the Lord and without pain, is a comfort. I pray that the Lord will continually comfort you and your family during this time of sadness. Whatever time it takes to go through this, is the time it takes, be it weeks, months, or years. Yesterday, I had the pleasure to be with some of my cousins while Darrel was here, I had some good laughs, that felt good. I still grieve, I believe that is natural, and will continue for my months and years. Our lives do not stop, but; they do slow down some. If I can be of help to you, please let me know.
Mary Doering says
Dear Miriam & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve for Dave. I remember Dave as being kind and compassionate. May God hold you all close and give you strength and peace.
Mary (Doehling) Doering
(Becky Randt’s sister)
Gloria Doehling says
Dear Miriam & Family –
I remember Dave with great fondness as he was so warm and friendly. Dave always had that infectious smile which made you feel befriended and appreciated. I enjoyed knowing him and being around him although, sadly, it was not often enough.
I prace that our Dear lord will bless you and your children with that Peace that passes all understanding and give your heart rest.
All my best
Gloria Doehling (Becky’s Sister)
Dear Merium and the Randt and Wroge families,
It was indeed a great privilege to be able to see Dave and you 3 times during these last 6 weeks. I was hoping to see him again this week while I was in Plato on Tuesday, but; by that time he was in the Hospice care. I know the feeling when a loved one is deteriorating, that feeling of helplessness, that you want to do whatever you can to help and there is very little that can be done except to pray for peace and comfort and alleviate the pain. As I told numerous people, if there is anything that is redeeming about having the dreaded disease of cancer, it is that normally you have time to prepare yourself, your family and loved ones for the eventual outcome. It still hurts. The Lord gave us the blessing of memory and in that way Dave will always be with you. When you get together with family and friends remember those good times, especially the funny and happy times.
This past Tuesday, I was at a get-together with some of my cousins, because my cousin, Darrel, was here from Texas. I had some great laughs, that felt good, I believe it was good for me. It was great to see my relatives and friends, some not since March. Surround yourself with your family and friends.
I still hurt, but it gets better.
Whatever time it takes to go through whatever you have to go through, is the time it takes, be it weeks, months, or years. Call upon the Lord and He will give you strength. Pray, praise, and give the Lord thanks for the time you had with Dave.
If there is anything that I can do for you and your family, please don’t hesitate to ask.
May the Lord bless you all,
Don Heuer first cousin once removed. 952-217-3429, email@example.com
Norma Moehring says
You have my deepest sympathies
Brenda Doehling Zarza says
Love and caring to all the family, Miriam, especially, since I know you. The times I shared
with Dave always had laughter and fun. May God’s salvation and love comfort you all.
Brenda Doehling Zarza