Randy Skeesick, 65, of Motley, died February 9, 2016 at his home.
Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was at the Motley Public Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Motley American Legion Post #124.
Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.
Randy was born February 4, 1951, in Staples, to Raymond and Irene (Kominek) Skeesick.
He graduated from Motley High School in 1969. Randy married his high school sweetheart, Molly (Marlys) Engstrom on April 22, 1972 in Motley. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army. After his service, the couple moved back to Minnesota. He worked for the City of Staples for 33 years. He was also a volunteer fireman with the Motley Fire Department for 23 years. He was a member of the Motley American Legion Post #124.
Randy enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports and his wife barrel race. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, camping, 4-wheeling and woodworking. He was a “master handyman”.
Randy is survived by his wife; two sons, Trevor (Tammy) Skeesick of Little Falls and Travis (Trisha) Skeesick of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Trey, Connor, Ellie and Tytan; three brothers, Ronald (Jeannie) Skeesick of Hackensack, Gary (Cynthia) Skeesick of Texas, Keith (Debbie) Skeesick of Pillager; three sisters, Lois Frisk, Lana Hansen, LeAnn Larson all of Motley; his best friend, a chocolate Chesapeake named Tank and sidekick, Cody Mo, Molly’s horse.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Byron; three sisters, Lorraine, Loretta and LaVaune.