Obit: Rand, Gary #2 (1944 - 2012)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Rand, Doehr, Croucher

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 19 Jan 2013

Rand, Gary (28 Sept. 1944-25 Dec. 2012)

Gary J. Rand, 68, Avon, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Avon Community Church.

Gary Rand was born on Sept. 298, 1944, Chicago, to Pearl and Milton Rand. He joined the U.S. Army I 1963 and served as a foreign exchange soldier in Europe. He was sent to Vietnam twice where he received two purple hearts; was stationed in Alaska with an airborne company; and lastly stationed in Minnesota working with ROTC until retiring in 1985.

He married Becky Doehr in 1969 in Wisconsin. They were active members of Avon Community Church. After retiring from the military, Gary attended St. Cloud State University and graduated in 1988 with an associate degree in construction.

Gary is survived by his wife, Becky Rand, Avon, Minn.; their children, Jonathon Rand, St. Cloud, MInn., and Heather (Steven) Croucher, Levenworth, Kansas; one grandson, Samuel Croucher; and seven brothers and sisters, Howard (Carol) Rand, Marshfield, David (Kazuko) Rand, Shawno, Mark (Diane) Rand, Spencer; Terry (Sharon) Rand, Willard, Marilyn (Johnny) Scott, Radcliff, Ky., Eugene Rand, Anderson, Calif., and Betty (Randy) Ramker, Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Estelle Heimstead.





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