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Randy Barnes, of Mora, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his home.  He was 57 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie.

VISITATION will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and one hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Randy Jay Barnes was born on June 25th, 1959 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Jay Francis and Donna Jean (Klemz) Barnes.  He was the third of nine siblings. When Randy was only a few years old, the family moved to Grasston, Minnesota where they established their family farm.  Randy enjoyed helping his father and other siblings care for many animals, including game hens. Randy attended Braham Public School, graduating in 1978.  While still in school, Randy met his future wife Candace Determan of Ogilvie. After graduation Randy entered the work force and became one of the most dependable workers anyone would know.  Randy married Candace Determan on June 9th, 1984 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie, Minnesota. On June 16th, 1986 their first child, Derrick Jon was born. Two years later on November 30th, 1988 their second child, Brittany Ann was born. 
They purchased their first home in Mora in 1989. During that time Randy worked for Fingerhut and he would remain there for 19 years. Following the closing of Fingerhut Randy worked at various jobs including; group home work, farm help, laundry attendant, and janitorial work.
Randy enjoyed playing the drums, listening to music, going to concerts, cooking, cleaning, babysitting his grandchildren, and fishing with his family.  He also loved going to garage sales and thrift stores. He was a Christian man who loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart. Randy was a devoted husband, loving father, and wonderful grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Neil and Robin Barnes.
Randy is survived by his wife Candace of Mora; son, Derrick Barnes of Mora; daughter Brittany (Jon) Rappl of Mora; grandchildren Hunter, Jayden, and baby to be Rappl; brothers Rick (Linda), Thomas (Nancy), Timothy (Becky), and Donny (Adam); sisters Susan (David) Bartholomaus and Wendy (Les) Bloom; father and mother-in-law Donald and Laura Determan; brothers and sister-in-law, Doug (Cheryl) Determan, and Jerome (Jenny) Determan, Katherine (Danny) Tramm, David (Mary) Determan; plus many nieces, nephews, and friends.


13 thoughts on “RANDY J. BARNES”

  1. So sorry for your loss Candy and family, Randy will be missed by all, prayers to you all at this difficult time.

  2. Hello Randy, I know I will see you again because Jesus was your saviour too!! I only knew you for one quick year but you made a difference in my life. May God , our father , have mercy on you. To Randy ‘ s family, I am very sorry for your loss and I am praying for God’s comfort and blessings for you.

  3. So very sorry for your loss. May God and his Angels guide you through this difficult time and the days that follow.
    Tim and Rena (Niles) Ramsey.

  4. We are saddened by Randy’s passing, but rejoice in his being in the glory of God. We were blessed to work alongside Randy for many years and my wife also for growing up with Randy and his siblings. I know him as someone who would put you first, being selfless, and giving back. I pray that Candy and family will be comforted by his spirit of love and giving.

  5. Randy, you will be missed!
    Hang in there family, he is forever with you always in your hearts and with your memories.

  6. Candy and family. We are also saddened by your loss. Allan and I both worked with Randy at Fingerhut for years, he always had a smile on his face and had such a gentle loving spirit about him, his Christianity was so evident. He was such a dedicated worked and friend, and always had time to say “hi” when in a hurry. Our prayers go out to all of you as you mourn the loss of Randy, knowing that we will one day see him again is a big comfort. May the Lord bless you all in your time of mourning.

  7. You are and shall ever be my brother. Whether in flesh or spirit you are there. I will never forget our younger years on the farm. You and I would as siblings do sometimes butt heads….but when the chips were down I was protected by you as your little brother. Later in life we shared a special sense of humor making each other laugh….and enjoying each other’s company. I will never forget you spending time with me when I was very sick. My brother….I look up to you for your love of our Creator. I look up to you for your gentleness with your kids and grandkids, and devotion to Candy. I will never forget our last day together…I was blessed to be there. I will never forget your last words to me. “Donny….oh. high Donny. I love you…..don’t make me laugh today.” That day. I just wanted to sit by you…and be your little brother. I love you and I know we will see each other again. I am not saying goodbye….just. see you later my brother.

  8. So sorry for Your loss. I used to hang out with Randy in high school. He was a great person then i can only imagine the man he became!

  9. Dear Randy
    Every day I think of you. I loved you so very much. You were the sunshine in my life . I was so truly blessed to have been your wife. God blessed us with two wonderful children and also a great son in law ,and three handsome grandsons . I know my life will never be the same without you . I know in my heart you are with the Lord Jesus Christ you were such a good Christian man, you always tried to set such a good example to your kids and also your grandsons as well.
    I know you are safely home. “To be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” ‘ll Corinthians 5;8
    You will always be my sunshine, I will always love you forever.
    From your loving wife
    Candace Barnes

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