John J. Randall, 70
John Randall, age 70, of Hastings, died Saturday morning March 22.
John Joseph Randall was born Jan. 18, 1944, in La Crosse, Wis., the son of Nathan & Ann (Reiter) Randall. He was raised in Hokah, Minn., and graduated from St. Peter High School in 1962. In 1966, he was united in marriage with Diane Hafner at St. Peters. John served in the United States Navy on the USS Midway and USS Coral Sea. He worked for North Star Steel for 39 years.
John enjoyed fishing, doing yard work, gardening, canning, taking care of his apple trees and going to the casino. He was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed Gopher basketball and hockey, and The Minnesota Vikings.
He will be remembered for being handy and his willingness to help others.
John is the beloved husband of Diane; loving father of DeAnne (Kurt) Krueger, and Joseph (Gretchen); grandpa of Nicholas, and Olivia; brother of Ione Ross, Mary Fennell, Dorothy De Florian, Betty Rask, Tom, Patrick, and Jeff.
He was preceded in death by parents Nathan and Ann (Reiter); sisters Marcella "Babe" Michalke, Shirley Patterson, and Barbara Sapp.
Gathering 10-11 a.m. with Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Friday March 28, at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. S. Cottage Grove.
Memorials to St. Rita's Building Fund or St. Peter's School in Hokah.
Kok Funeral Homes