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July 11, 1955 – November 15, 2021

Randall Joseph Ernesti, age 66 of Buffalo, MN, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 in Rincon, Puerto Rico. He was born July 11, 1955 in Buffalo, MN, the son of Kenneth and Rozella (Anderson) Ernesti.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN.

Randy graduated from Buffalo High School with the class of 1973. He excelled at golf, cross country, band and basketball. He formed a brothership with his basketball teammates and the team went to state, placing 19th in the region.

Randy was born into entrepreneurship with his parents owning the Buffalo Dry Cleaners. His first business he owned was a candy vending machine at the dry cleaners. In 1981, Randy began his search for the perfect family-owned car wash. In 1983, his dream came true and he opened the doors to Buff N Glo Car Wash.

He was a member of the Paul Harris Fellows.

Randy was an honest and fair individual with great integrity. His strongest asset was his tenacity. He had an adventurous spirit and great personality which made it easy for him to form many friendships throughout life. Family was Randy’s greatest joy, especially his grandsons! He also enjoyed golfing and taking many trips with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Rozella Ernesti.

Randy is survived by Colleen Ernesti; son, Zachary Ernesti; daughter, Jessica Ernesti; grandchildren, Royalty, Izaiah, Quartez, Cameron; siblings, Charlene (Jim) Jorgenson, Ronald Ernesti, Renee (Tom) Black; and many other loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 6, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the church. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN.

Honorary urn bearers are: Ronald Ernesti, Brian Elliott, Dan Christian, Brad Arntson, Joe Zink, Royalty, Izaiah, Quartez, Cameron.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN. 763-682-1363.

18 Guestbook Entries

  1. Del Haag

    Thoughts and prayers to the Ernesti Family during this difficult time, RIP Randy.

  2. Linda Larson

    Sincere condolences to the Ernesti family. Rest easy Randy.

  3. Norm Grimme

    Sorry about your loss

  4. Al & Carol Hoekstra

    Randy was able to enjoy his final days right where he wanted to be. You all stepped up for him. Gods peace as you navigate without him.

  5. Dennis Hilligoss

    Rest easy Randy as you enter into the presence of Jesus.
    Peace to the family.


    So sorry for your loss!

  7. Ric Seashore

    Condolences to the family. Enjoyed knowing Randy over the years! RIP

  8. Dave Ahlm

    Rest In Peace Randy! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  9. Curt Quady

    Thinking about your family during this tough time. Sorry for your loss.

  10. Lori and Bruce Quady

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jim and Carol Heberling

    Condolences to you Colleen and the family. We are so sorry for Randy’s passing. He was a great guy. God Bless.

  12. Jody Skinner

    Dear Colleen, We are so sad for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers, love and hugs are with you and your family. Fond memories! Jody and Chris Skinner

  13. John West

    Condolences to the family for your loss of a great man and friend to many! RIP Randy!

  14. Roy and Mary Quady

    Our prayers to you and your family Colleen. Many happy times and good memories of Randy!

  15. Karl and Domra Enghauser

    Our heart and prayers go out to the Ernesti family in this time of great sadness. Randy is a super good guy and we have many great memories with him. May he Rest In Peace.

  16. Rita Varner-Otness

    What a wonderful man we have lost. Colleen, Ron, Char, Renee, you and your families are in my prayers. May God bring you strength and peace at this difficult time.

  17. Bruce Varner

    Randy will be missed by all. RIP

  18. Terry & SusanMarsh

    Colleen our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Randy was such a wonderful and kind friend to so many people .
    He certainly will be missed.


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