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Obituary for Brian R. Randolph

Brian Richard Randolph of rural Randolph, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  He was born February 23, 1979 in Northfield to Dennis and Marjorie (Toogood) Randolph.  He attended Northfield Public Schools, graduating in 1997. Throughout his school years, he was active in Rice County 4-H.  In high school, he served as the manager for the Raider football team and was the statistician for the Raider hockey team.    He attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Science in 2001. While at SDSU, he was active in the […]

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Brian Richard Randolph of rural Randolph, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  He was born February 23, 1979 in Northfield to Dennis and Marjorie (Toogood) Randolph.  He attended Northfield Public Schools, graduating in 1997. Throughout his school years, he was active in Rice County 4-H.  In high school, he served as the manager for the Raider football team and was the statistician for the Raider hockey team.    He attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Science in 2001. While at SDSU, he was active in the AGR fraternity.

Brian married Karla Hallcock on October 26, 2007.  They lived in a country home where Brian enjoyed raising animals and gardening. He completed the MN Extension’s program to become a Master Gardener.  Brian’s employers through the years were Holden Farms, the Turkey Store, Lorentz Meats, Kemps, Northfield Retirement Community, Land O’Lakes, Sibley County Extension, and Brown and Le Sueur County Farm Bureau. At the time of his death, he was employed as the manager of the Riverwalk Market Fair in Northfield, a position that gave him much satisfaction.

Brian was an active and dedicated member of his community.  He especially enjoyed promoting agriculture and educating the public about farming methods and practices. He was a member of Dakota County Farm Bureau.  He served on the MNFB Promotion and Education Committee and participated in the 2013 Young Farmer and Rancher’s State Discussion Meet where he was one of 8 finalists.  He and Karla were able to attend a MNFB sponsored trip to Washington D.C. where they met with legislators and discussed ag issues and concerns.

Brian participated in activities of the Randolph FFA Alumnae.  He enjoyed working with Dakota County 4-H youth as an ag educator and county fair judge.   Brian was a member of the Northfield United Methodist Church where he served on the Memorials Committee and volunteered in other capacities.

Brian is survived by his wife, Karla, his parents, Dennis and Marge, his brothers, Carl (Kara Eischens) and Kyle (Tammy), his in-laws, George and Rozetta Hallcock, his sister-in-law, Roxann Hallcock-Armstrong, brother-in-law, Dale Hallcock (Casey) and nieces and nephews – Emily, Matt, Jaxson, Christian, Jadelee, Carly, Allen, and Layda. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Selma Toogood and Bernard and Dorothy Randolph.  Brian will be remembered for his resilient spirit and the ways he connected with people, showing his caring concern for everyone he met.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Northfield United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Maple St., Northfield, MN.  Visitation will be held 4-7 PM on Friday, January 18 at the Bierman Funeral Home, 1316, S. Division, Northfield. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at NUMC.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Brian to Rice County 4-H or the Northfield United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home & Crematory, www.biermanfuneralhome.com

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Funeral

11:00 AM - January 19, 2019


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Northfield United Methodist Church
1401 Maple St, Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - January 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. ROBERTA RANKIN

    My son Hans Zorn and I loved to see Brian’s face at the desk at NRC Parkview.
    We will miss his calm loving personality
    He was always ready to talk to Hans who was interested in his chair
    and the animals he cared for.
    Brian will be missed. Too soon he was taken from us.
    My deepest sympathy to his dear wife Karla and his family
    and also their animals who will no longer feel his care.. Bobbi Rankin

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  2. Vince Lopez

    Dear Randolph Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the promise God gives us in John 5:28,29. God, the creator of life gives us the guarantee that soon he will resurrect our loved ones here on earth. Again I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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