Steven L. Randen, 73Steven La Verne Randen, age 73, of 3811 Boardwalk St., #3, Eau Claire, WI 54703, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clairemont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Eau Claire.
Steven La Verne Randen, age 73, of 3811 Boardwalk St., #3, Eau Claire, WI 54703, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clairemont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Eau Claire.
Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2266 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire, WI 54703. Pastor Randy Olson will officiate. Memorial visitation will take place at the church Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Committal service will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire with military honors being rendered by VFW Post #305. Casual wear is recommended.
Steve was born on Aug. 18, 1939, in Eau Claire, to La Verne and Catherine (Campbell) Randen. He was a graduate of the last class out of the old Eau Claire High School in 1957. After graduation, Steve entered the Army and became a member of the 5th Radio Research Unit Provisional in Thailand where he had his 18th, 19th, and 20th birthday. He was honorably discharged in 1960.
Steve married Jodean Sturgis and together they had two children. Steve and Jodean later divorced. In 1972, he married Nancy Swan and they, along with the children, lived on the north side of Eau Claire. Steve worked for 17 years at Johnson Printing in Eau Claire until they closed and then moved to Hudson, Wis. After traveling 90 miles round trip to work in Minnesota, a job opened up at St Croix Press in New Richmond where the family moved until 2005. After 33 years as lithograph artist, Steve had to retire due to health reasons at age 51.
Steve was a member of GCC/IBT Union, life member of VFW Post #305 and American Legion Post #53, and a member of George B. Wheeler Lodge #351.
Steve will be missed by his wife of 40 years, Nancy; daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Reed of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother, Roy (Jane) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; sister, Janice Randen (Harry) Warden of Rock Falls, Wis.; sister-in-law, Jean Wahl of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Aaron, Adam, Aric, Alex, Andy, Brianna, and Jared; three great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces Ariel, Orion, Michelle, Todd, Brad, Cory; and special friends, Doug, Keith, Mary, and all the friends at St Croix Press.
Steve will be meeting his son, John (2008); his parents; in-laws, La Verne and Harriet Swan; brother-in-law, Bill Wahl; and nephew Scott Randen.
Steve was an avid reader. He loved all flowers and backed the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. When his health was giving him a bad day, his best buddy "Baby" (quaker bird) made him laugh and got him through the days.
A thank you goes out to Dr. Soomar (Oakwood Center) and St. Joseph Hospice Nurse Debbie and staff, along with hospice volunteer Judy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Friends may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.
Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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