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Randal "Randy" Alan BahnRandal âRandyâ Alan Bahn was born on May 23, 1959, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Marvin and Janet (Woelber) Bahn. The family lived in Pipestone and moved to Marshall when Randy was six. He grew up, attended school and graduated from Marshall High School. On June 14, 1980, he was married to Julie DeSmet. Randy worked for Hy-Vee, Frito Lay, and most recently for Southwest Minnesota State University and First Lutheran Church. He was an entrepreneur and was part owner of the Valley Discount Liquor Store in Green Valley. Randy was a passionate person and dedicated himself completely to all of his endeavors. He was an avid firearm enthusiast and somewhat obsessive about the Andy Griffith show. He was a true and loyal friend and was also a dedicated and proud husband, father, grandfather and son. Randy died on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD due to liver disease and associated complications. He is survived by his wife, Julie, of Marshall, son Dallas Bahn of Denver, grandson Graysen, daughter Alissa (and Andrew) Peterson of Byron, MN, granddaughter Adelyn, and parents Marv and Jan Bahn of Marshall.
Thinking of all of you one year after Randy's passing with hopes that some of the loss and grief has been replaced with thoughts of all the great times and memories our special Randy left behind. My heart fills with smiles and laughter of all the fun times we had with him. The angels are loving him! May God bless you and keep you until you meet again. Love, Joe and Jayne Joe and Jayne
Jayne Tartler Jun 21 2018 9:46 AM
My deepest sympathy goes out to Marv, Jan, Julie and children. I grew up on Willow Street as a next door neighbor to the Bahn family. Lucky to still hold so many good memories of those days. I remember Randy was very funny and would join all the neighborhood kids for a game of kick-the-can. One particular memory is when his folks were visiting with my folks in the kitchen so Randy joined us kids in the family room to watch Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds. What should've been a scary movie was made comical because he joked and pranked his way through the movie. I was amused and grateful. Funny the things we remember....
Mary Anne (Lindberg) Polanec Jul 4 2017 6:09 PM
Sorry to hear about Randy, you have our deepest sympathy. enjoyed working with Randy and the Marshall group, never a dull moment!!! Couldn't make the funeral, was on a motorcycle trip and didn't get home until late last night. You and your family were in my thoughts.
Doug and Doris Schmiesing Jun 28 2017 11:56 AM
My sincer & deepest sympathy Julie & family. Remember so many great times from years past. He was a great guy ! My heart goes out to you all ! ox's
Renee (Pearcy) Verstraete Jun 27 2017 5:58 AM
Thoughts and Prayers. I am going to absolutely miss his hi's and check-ins on the campus of SMSU. He truly made an impact on many students lives.
Jeff Greathouse Jun 27 2017 12:46 AM
Out thoughts and prayers are with you Julie, Dallas, Alissa and family. It's been a long time since we enjoyed spending time with all of you on the back patio. Good memories and good times!
Karen & Buddy Hovland Jun 26 2017 9:04 PM
Randy was one of the most amazing people I have met here in Marshall MN. Working with him last summer was refreshing and rewarding as he always made us happy with his presence. We have lost a true friend in him but he will long live in our thoughts and memories. My condolences to his friends and family during this tough time.
Athanas Jun 26 2017 6:23 PM
I'm saddened to hear of Randy's passing. I have so many fond memories of our old days together, and just sit and laugh about him and Wally, and the gang! Those days don't seem so long ago, at times... I would see him from time to time and we'd give each other crap, as usual... Randy's in a better place and I hope you and your family all the very best at this time. Funny I like Andy Griffin too! May you have Peace, Julie, in his happiness. Sincerely, Clint....
Clint Isaackson Jun 26 2017 2:34 PM
As colleagues of Randy's from the Facilities and Physical Plant of SMSU, we express our deepest sympathy to Randy's family. We hold each of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Randy remains in our hearts as he was a special individual who touched each of us in a special way. God give you strength.
Lu Yackley Jun 26 2017 11:42 AM
We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. When my daughter died I found great comfort in Revelation 21:3, 4 He will swallow death forever, and the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. and Isaiah 25:8. He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May your beautiful memories of happy times spent together strengthen and you during this difficult time.
Kenneth Jun 25 2017 10:11 PM