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April 7, 1943 – February 3, 2023

David F. Randel, age 79, of Buffalo passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on April 7, 1943 in Buffalo the son of Fredrick & Mabel (Street) Randel.

He was baptized on May 1, 1943 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.    He was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on May 12, 1957.

Dave graduated from Buffalo High School in 1961.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army Reserve.

On July 3, 1975, David F. Randel and Margaret Lepinski were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  Pastor Berwald officiated at the wedding ceremony.   God blessed their marriage with a son Patrick David Randel.  Patrick preceded his father in death on June 11, 1998.

David was a devoted husband and father!  Farming was his passion.   He loved his Hereford cattle and knew each of them by name.  He also enjoyed the lake, waterskiing, fishing, yardwork and the coffee group at Cub Foods.

He was an avid Gophers basketball fan and held season tickets for sixty-one years.

He was a life-long active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.   David also belonged to The Buffalo American Legion Post.

In addition to his son, David was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Jean (Willis) Birkholz and Joan (Reuben) Streich and by a nephew Steven Birkholz.

Survived by his loving wife: Margaret Randel; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Michael (Lorrie) Lepinski, Jim (Pam) Lepinski, Judy (Brian) Loberg, Joe (Renee) Lepinski,  Johnny (Janice) Lepinski and Mary (Brian) Benson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


21 Guestbook Entries

  1. jan M bengtson

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Another classmate gone.

  2. Riti Sanderson

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing away. My condolences and sympathy to you. Hugs and prayers being sent your way.

  3. Dyane Peterson Kyllonen

    I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a very nice person and he was also a classmate.

  4. Anne

    Marg, sending condolences and prayers of comfort.

  5. John Moore

    Dear Marg,

    I am so sorry about David’s passing. I have such fond memories of you guys visiting my mom, many times, when she was still living in St Anthony Village after my dad died. David was such a gentleman.

  6. Jan Pride

    I am so sorry to read this about David. May you find comfort in knowing the reunion David & Patrick are having!! God Bless You Marg. Hugging you from Florida.

  7. Del Haag

    Marg, Sorry to hear about Dave’s passing,I always enjoyed “conversations” with Dave. He was a “good guy” that will be missed.

  8. Rick Elsenpeter

    We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Always enjoyed chatting with him whenever we met. Pulaski road won’t be the same. Our deepest sympathy.

  9. Lee and Carol Kjesbo

    Please know, Margaret, that Carol and I are thinking about you these days. My memories of Dave go back to the BHS Band and, of course, Patrick. Dave was a nice, honorable man in his own quiet way. I had deep respect for him.

  10. Ginny Elliott Russell

    Marg – my heart aches for you. Please know you are in my prayers.

  11. Joanne Ahearn

    Dear Marg, So sorry to hear about David’s passing. I’m sad I couldn’t be there for David’s Memorial Mass. Sending prayers for you.

  12. Michelle Vessey

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. My deepest sympathies.

  13. Patty henry

    Marg , so sorry to hear about David passing , patty & gordon ..with love

  14. Kristen (Nagorski) Hoyne

    Dear Marg,
    My deepest sympathies on the passing of David. He was a wonderful and genuine man who always had a great smile and something to talk about. I always enjoyed conversations with the two of you. He will be missed by so many. ❤

  15. Heather Beavens

    Mrs. Randel,
    Thinking of you and sending love. May all of the wonderful memories you made through the years help you to find peace.

  16. Don and Jane Lindell

    Marg, sending our prayers, caring thoughts and deepest sympathy.

  17. Craig R Annis

    Oh Marg, so sorry to read of Dave’s passing. He was one of the Good One’s and always kind and gentle. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Blessings!!

  18. Ethel Holslin

    So you sorry to hear of your loss.

  19. Nancy J Harper

    Marg, you are in thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry for your loss.

  20. Lisa Forslund (Abrazo)

    may his memory be a blessing

  21. Gary Bangstad

    My condolences to Magaret and the rest of his family.Dave was my best friend all throughout grade school and high school. He was the best man at my wedding. He was always popular as evidenced by his being elected prsident of the senior class. We will all miss him.

    Gary P. Bangstad


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