WALDO E. RANDALL

ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM,MN

Waldo Randall of Braham, MN passed on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Ecumen Assisted Living of North Branch,MN.  He was 90 years old.  Waldo owned and operated Rock-Randall Funeral Home in Braham for 26 years.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 2:00 pm. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Braham Ev. Lutheran Church in Braham.

VISITATION will be held on Thursday, July 26, from 5-7 pm. at Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home and one hr. prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT  will be in Rice Lake Cemetery, Braham, MN

Waldo Randall of Braham passed away at Ecumen North Branch on Monday, July 23, following an 18 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 90 years old.

Waldo, the son of Algot and Selma Randall, was born on April 8, 1928 at the Braham Hospital. The family resided in Henriette and it was there that he attended his first 8 years of school. He graduated high school at Pine City in 1946.

In 1951 he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, being discharged in 1953, Later, he was working for the MN State Highway Dept. when he decided to take advantage of the G.I. Bill, to attend the U of M and earn a degree in Mortuary Science. He graduated with an Associate Degree in 1958 and served his apprenticeship at the Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Waldo proudly held a funeral director’s license for 50 years.

In 1959, he married Dixie Sando and they moved to Rochester where they lived for 6 years. He was employed by the Vine Funeral Home. In September of 1965 Waldo and Dixie moved to Braham, working for the Rock Funeral Home. In 1971 it became the Rock-Randall Funeral Home as the business was purchased from Wally Rock. They raised their 3 children, Heidi, Eric and Jed during these busy years.

Waldo enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, collecting maple syrup, cutting wood, etc. He also enjoyed traveling and could proudly tell you he had been in every state in the union. He also did some foreign traveling and was especially happy to visit the birthplace of his father in Sweden. Waldo had a great sense of humor which many friends can attest to. And he loved to “talk Henriette”. Waldo loved the Braham community and happily served on the boards of Park Manor and Braham Ev. Lutheran Church. He was active with the Braham Commercial Club. An important part of his day was having coffee at the Park Café.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Alvin, and grandson Logan.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dixie; three children, Heidi (Troy) Wilson, Eric (Amy), and Jed (Elisa), 6 grandchildren, Isaiah, Luke, Ben, Axel, Aria, and Tia; 2 step-grandsons, Cade and Evan; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

34 guestbook entries for WALDO E. RANDALL

  1. Carol Fiedler Brandt July 24, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    I am so sorry for the loss of Waldo. He was such a compassionate, kind man. He will be missed by many.

  2. Marie Grundberg July 24, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss of precious Waldo! Prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time! Marie and Kermit Grundberg

  3. Paul Wrege July 24, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    Waldo was a good friend and neighbor. Condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  4. Dolly Brown July 24, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    Dixie, there are no words. But I am thinking and praying for you and Waldo. He is in good company. Thank you for always being there for others. Please let us know how we can be there for you.
    Dolly

  5. Ivan and Rosemary Black July 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your loss. It is always a difficult time and we will keep you in our prayers. Ivan and Rosemary Black

  6. Kim Kellermann July 24, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    I was simply crushed and saddened yesterday. Waldo was an amazing man. Prayers and hugs for all of you.

    Love,

    Mike and Kim

  7. Roger & Geneva Anderson July 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

    So sorry to hear this. Our sympathy to the family…

  8. Greg Gelhorn July 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    Waldo raised an amazing family. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Randall family.

  9. Gayle Land July 24, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    Dixie and family–so sorry to hear of Waldo’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  10. Craig&Connie Jensen July 24, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

    Dixie, so sorry to hear about Waldo, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Waldo was such a compassionate man and also an honor to know him. Dixie, let your family and friends be your strength.

  11. Deb and Rick Nystrom July 24, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

    This fills my heart with sadness. We are so sorry for your loss. Waldo was a Special kinda guy. Thinking of you all.

  12. Gordy Nordby July 24, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    So sorry to hear this, Waldo was a good man. He will be missed.

  13. Jill Streator July 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

    So sorry to hear!! My thoughts and prayers are with Waldo’s family. He was a very nice friend to my parents back in Braham.

  14. Mark and Kathy Peterson July 24, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

    Waldo was such a wonderful neighbor Our deepest sympathy to you Dixie, Heidi, Eric and Jed during this time of loss. May God’s Peace rest upon you during this difficult time.

  15. Cathy Skalicky July 24, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    So sorry. We cannot make the funeral. Thoughts and prayers for family. Cathy Juntti and Jerry Stigen.

  16. Sue Olson Edwardh July 25, 2018 at 4:29 am #

    Am so sorry to hear of Waldo’s passing. He was a very kind man. The kind of person you need to see when you have to make arrangements for a loved one. So compassionate. My heart goes out to his family and I am sure the many friends that loved him over the years. May God give you comfort and strength at this time.

  17. Marlene and Darwin Nelson July 25, 2018 at 7:24 am #

    Dear Dixie and family,
    We were so sad to hear about Waldo. His support to the community and schools, especially the music department was greatly appreciated. We were honored to call him friend and neighbor. Sending prayers, love and hugs to a very special family.
    Marlene and Darwin

  18. Karen (Peterson) Oredson July 25, 2018 at 7:26 am #

    I am so sorry to hear about Waldo’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor to me and my parents. I have many great memories of him and your whole family. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  19. Joy Mudgett July 25, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    I have many fond memories of our dear friend Waldo! He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face! Thank you Waldo for being the best grandpa ever to our sweet Logan-boy! Sending all my love and prayers to the Randall family.
    In peace and blessings,
    Joy Mudgett

  20. dana habeck July 25, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    To be in the company of God and the Angels is a pretty cool place to be. I celebrate his life and legacy and am a better person for having known him and his family.
    Thank you for sharing such a gift with me.
    dana :)

  21. Roger & Pat Lafontaine July 25, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    Dixie and Family, our sincerest sympathy and prayers are going out to you during this difficult time. Waldo was the nicest, friendliest and kind person we have ever met and will be missed greatly.

  22. Ruth Hagfors July 25, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    Oh Dixie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Look to the Lord for comfort and strength.

  23. Roger & Elva Anderson July 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Dear Dixie & family. We are so sorry to hear of Waldo’s passing. He was a wonderfully friend to everyone he met, and will be greatly missed by everyone.

  24. Kelly Kern July 25, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    Our deepest sympathy to you Dixie and family! Out thoughts and prayers are with you! So sorry for your loss!

  25. Joyce Sandberg July 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    Condolences to you.
    Joyce and Daryl Sandberg

  26. Merci DeRusha July 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

    Although I did not know Him I feel as though I did through the words of his nephew Dave. I am so entirely saddened for your family and wish to send our families condolences. Bless each and everyone of you through your loss and know that there are people praying for you. Life truly is amazing and he had from what I have read and heard a beautiful life.

  27. John and Debbie Singh July 26, 2018 at 5:16 am #

    Waldo was one of those familiar “Braham faces” that will be remembered with the likes of Len Froyen, the Severson brothers, Gene Nelson and others who’ve gone before him. He made a lasting imprint on our community and he will be missed. Our condolences to all the Randall family.

  28. Julie Anderson Larabee July 26, 2018 at 6:30 am #

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May happy memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  29. Tatia (Forsell) Kennedy July 26, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    My sympathies to you all – Dixie, Heidi, Eric, Jed and your families. Your home was always like a second home to me (and many others as I recall it never being empty!) and Dixie and Waldo were like Howard and Marion Cunningham from Happy Days! Always so warm and pleasant and willing to give a hand and share a meal with everyone. Wonderful memories of an awesome man and amazing family.

  30. Sharon (Moline) Servaty July 26, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    I remember Waldo as being a kind, pleasant and easy-going man. He will certainly be missed in Braham. My heartfelt condolences to your family.

  31. Mary Gusk July 26, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Waldo’s passing; he was such a dear and special guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dixie and the family.
    Mary and Eddie Gusk

  32. Joni Nelson July 27, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    What a neat man! I always enjoyed our conversations. May he Rest in Peace and God bless Waldo’s family during this difficult time.

  33. Linda Edin July 27, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    My sympathies go our to you Dixie and your entire family. I’m the only one left in the Carl Edin family now and I recall from both him and Mom how fond they were of you both. May God’s embrace comfort you all during this very difficult time.

  34. John Jorgenson August 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    My Deepest sympathies to the Randall family. Waldo was a wonderful man. Prayers to all in the time of sorrow.

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