Randolph Groothuis

Randolph Henry Groothuis, 76, of Pillager, died July 18, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany in Brainerd.

Services will be held July 24 at 2:00 p.m., at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Randy was born May 8, 1943 in Bird Island to Henry and Adela (Albrecht) Groothuis and raised there. On July 22, 1961 Randy married the love of his life, Margaret Schmit. Together, they raised three daughters. Some of Randy’s greatest joys in life were his love of farming, his tractors, hunting, fishing, boating and country music. He loved visiting with family and friends, filled with laughter and reminiscing all of the memories. Randy loved the sight of the bald eagle which showed his American pride and proud benefactor member of the NRA.

Randy is survived by his wife, Margaret, of 58 years of Pillager;  three daughters, Yolanda Hock of Oakes, ND, Cindy VanWell of Lisbon, ND and Alison Groothuis of Pillager; one sister, Sandy Burdorf of Hamburg; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Adela.

Arrangements by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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