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of White Bear Lake
Passed away suddenly surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 15th.
Randall was born September 7, 1947 to Duane & Pearl (Olson) Larson in Bertha, MN and grew up on the family dairy farm with 7 brothers and sisters. He was heavily involved with the 4H Club, Bertha Hi Flyers, choir, played the saxophone and lettered in Football and Basketball for Bertha-Hewitt High School, graduating in 1965. Randall then graduated from Wadena Technical College before enlisting in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1973. While in the Navy, Randall underwent BUD/S training and completed Cryptography and Submarine School (BESS) eventually serving during the Vietnam War aboard numerous submarines as an electronics technician and cryptographer.
After Randall got out of the service, he met the love of his life Jill and they married on September 30, 1978 and raised 3 children in White Bear Lake, MN. He traveled extensively throughout his illustrious career with Multi-Arc Scientific Coatings, Despatch Industries, Abar Ipsen and Loram Maintenance of Way. At Multi-Arc he worked on many special projects including the development of a coating barrier on the International Space Station and oversaw numerous chemical application systems. As a Field Service Engineer for Loram, Randall provided technical and operational support for rail grinding modules and control systems. His career brought him to every state in the U.S. and numerous countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.
Randall was a devoted Husband, Father, Opa, Brother, Uncle and Friend who enjoyed movies, music, traveling, reading the newspaper, going to the State Fair, watching sports and spending time with his family. He was especially dedicated to his granddaughters Fionna and Autumn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law David Seegert.
Surviving family members include his wife Jill (Seegert); children Zachary (Jenny), Rachael (Brian) Stafki and Nicholas; grandchildren Josh, Fionna and Autumn; brothers David (Bobbie), Dean (Debbie), Ron (Diane), Greg (Michelle); sisters Carolyn (Dave) Ronneberg, Pam (Scott) Howard, Cheri (Ken) Norman; and 18 nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be at 1 PM on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at SOUTH SHORE TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2480 South Shore Blvd., White Bear Lake, MN. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday December 27th, 2019 also at the Church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.