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Randy Simington 1959-2008

Mar 4, 2008

GRAETTINGER — Funeral service for Randy Simington is 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 4, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger.

Burial is in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery of Walnut Township, Graettinger. Military rites will be conducted by members of Graettinger American Legion Post #162. The Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger is in charge of arrangements.

Randy Simington, 48, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008.

Randy Elmer Simington was born Dec. 20, 1959, in Estherville, the son of Jerry and Janice (Miller) Simington. He was a 1978 graduate of Graettinger High School.

In 1984, Randy enlisted in the United States Army. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Medic Division. He served in the Gulf War from August of 1990 to May of 1991.

Randy was united in marriage to Kristy Duus on Aug. 8, 1984 in San Antonio, TX. They spent six years in Fort Brag, NC, where Randy was stationed. Following Randy’s service in the Army, they lived in the Sioux Falls, SD, area for several years before returning to Graettinger in 1996. Randy worked in sales for Energy Panel Structures in Graettinger.

He was a member of the Graettinger American Legion Post #162. Randy was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and the anticipation of a Minnesota Viking football game. He loved to go on bike rides with his kids, take drives around the lake, and meet Sarah for a hamburger lunch. His black labs, Scout I and II, were his best friends. Randy’s favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kristy of Graettinger; children, Chance Simington of Fargo, ND, Jeremy Simington (Angie) of Cedar Falls, Adam Simington of Vermillion, SD, and Alissa and Sarah Simington of Graettinger. Also surviving are his mother, Janice Simington of Graettinger; three sisters, Cindy (Iven) Bisgard, Dawn Alesch (Wade) and Lynn Neilson (Dave) all of Graettinger; and brother, Brian Simington (Karen) of Ashtons.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Jerry; grandparents; and a niece, Heather.

Condolences online at www.joycefuneralhomes.com