AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
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.