Obit: Thomas, Randall H (1953 - 2007)
Contact:  Shari Hahn

Surnames: Thomas, Neitzel, Obernberger, Baehr, Neace, Stelzel, Selwitschka, Borgardt

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Feb 23, 2007

Thomas, Randall H (18 Sept. 1953 - 21 Feb. 2007)

Randall H. Thomas

OWEN -- Randall H. Thomas, age 53, of W3082 County Highway N, Owen, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Hospice House, Wausau.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 S. Second St., Colby. The Rev. Mark Neumann will officiate.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at the church.

In addition, a memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 761 Florida Ave., Oshkosh. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. The Rev. Jean Schmidt will officiate.

Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements.

He was born Sept. 18, 1953, in Oshkosh to Harvey Thomas and Amber Neitzel Thomas. He married Debra Obernberger on May 24, 1975, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Grove.

Randall grew up on a farm in the Oshkosh area. Since moving to the Colby area, Randy worked for H.K. Christensen Farms and Sales Corp. in Abbotsford, Wis. He was a past president of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church. In passing, he held the presidency of the Green Grove Athletic Association. He enjoyed playing softball, ice fishing and hunting. Randall was an avid family man and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Thomas of Owen; father, Harvey Thomas of Oshkosh; son, Matthew Thomas of Owen; three daughters, Rachel (David) Baehr of Sun Prairie, Gina (Adam) Neace of Warsaw, Ind., Jacki (Geno) Stelzel of Medford; two sisters, Deborah (Jerald) Selwitschka of Clintonville and Tamie (Mark) Borgardt of Oshkosh; two grandchildren, Brayden and Shayne Stelzel; maternal grandmother, Esther Neitzel of Oshkosh; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Amber.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Aspirus Palliative Care Unit and Hospice Services and all the staff at the Hospice House, Wausau, for all their compassion and support.

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