Randal C. “Randy” Dorr, 59, of Altamont, passed away peacefully at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Christ’s Church in Effingham, with Rev. Jeff Michael officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery in Altamont, with a visitation from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont. Memorials may be made to the Whoo Hoo Sisterhood (Jolene Arend Giving Fund), the St. Peter Area Cancer Support Group, or the donor’s choice.
Randy was a business owner, entrepreneur, farmer, husband, dad, brother, and friend. Always the life of the party, Randy lived life to the fullest and encouraged everyone around him to do the same. A man of strong character and even stronger convictions, you always knew where Randy stood on any topic that you had the chance to discuss with him. His refreshing honesty and quick wit brought many of us to tears of laughter. You could usually find him on a tractor, at his shop, listening to his never-ending music collection, or enjoying a Jeep run with his beloved group of friends.
Randy was born on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1959 in Vandalia to Charles and Vivian Sparling Dorr. He married Lisa Kay Arnold on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991 and she survives. He is also survived by daughters Kacy (Callan) Wickenhauser of Maroa, Carly Dorr of Altamont, and Cory Dorr of Altamont; siblings Nancy (Bernie) Brown of Swisher, Iowa, Rick (Ellen) Dorr of St. Peter, Melody Taylor of Gladewater, Texas, and Lori (Randy) Tappendorf of Altamont; granddaughter Calla Wickenhauser; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Though a huge void will be left that he once filled, his memory and legacy will live on through his family and the countless friends he made along his journey.
Randy’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the many calls, cards, visits, gifts, and encouraging words this community provided him with during his battle. He was loved and he knew it. He is finally at peace and for that we give thanks to God.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.