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Louis 'Louie' Randall

Memorial services for Louis Frank Randall of Verndale were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at the Schuller Family Funeral Home Verndale Chapel, with Pastor Dennis Gordon presiding. Louis passed away at the age of 58 years on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at his home in Verndale.

Louis Frank Randall was born on Aug. 3, 1954 at Vancouver, Wash. to Burnell Lincoln and Helen Eva (LeMoine) Randall. He graduated from Wadena High School in 1972. He was united in marriage with Lisa Maria Umland on April 25, 1975, at St. Frederick's Catholic Church in Verndale. 

Louis was a self-employed small engine mechanic who enjoyed rebuilding motorcycles. He was also active in his community as a member of the Masons, Verndale Fire Department, Verndale City Council, as well as his volunteering as an EMT and boy scout leader. He was also an original member of the group of motorcycle enthusiasts that started "Stampede for Wishes", an event that later became "Kruzin-4-Kids", whose profits benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Louie enjoyed music and playing the guitar, as well as being outdoors gardening, hunting, ice fishing, camping and going for a ride on his motorcycle. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Additionally, he was able to enjoy the great weather and visiting at a reunion held earlier this month for his birthday.

Louie was preceded in death by his parents, Burnell and Helen; sisters, Patty Weaver and Debbie Tersteeg; and son-in-law, Mike Manuel. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; children, Chris Randall of Verndale and Tracy Manuel of Staples; grandchildren, Jared and Jailyn Manuel; brothers, Bob Randall of Wadena and Ray Randall of Alabama; sisters, Dixie (Scott) Pakarinen of Brainerd, Linda (Lee) Tarrell of Verndale, Kathy (Cedric) Haugen of Verndale and Kay Randall of Moorhead; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Alfred Wutzke, Cam Stapel, Marlo Krenz, Galen Hieb, Mitch Randall, Bob Umland and Kem Kern.

Interment was in the St. Frederick's Cemetery at Verndale.