Randy Miller
October 23, 1951 - April 24, 2021

Randy Miller

Randy Miller
Oct 23, 1951 - Apr 24, 2021

Randy Miller
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Randall D. Miller passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on April 24, 2021. A gathering of friends and family will be 4-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa. A 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, Apr. 29, at Christ Community Church. 5501 George Washington Carver, Ames, Iowa. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Dumont Cemetery Dumont, Iowa

Randy was born on October 23, 1951 to Arnold and Florence Miller, in Dumont, Iowa. Growing up he was active in sports and farming and enjoyed music as well.
After graduating from Dumont High School in 1969, he moved to Ames, Iowa, where he attended Iowa State University and majored in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. In 1973, he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and started his life-long career at 3M. It was here, where he and the love of his life re-connected.

On October 12, 1974, Randy and Deb were married in Dumont and created their first home in the suburb of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Randy was working for 3M and was based out of St. Paul. In 1976, they had their daughter, Kimberly who was soon followed by their son, Gregory in 1979.

In the summer of 1981, the Miller's packed up their belongings and ventured 3 Β½ hours south down to Ames, Iowa. It was here that they would build a life of love and friendship and live their best life. Randy worked as a resident engineer at the 3M plant in Ames and retired after 43 years in the spring of 2016. He loved playing golf, whether it was on the Men's League, Moose League or Friday Night Couple's league, was active in The Moose Lodge and helped with his kid's youth sports. He was heavily involved in their church, Christ Community of Ames, participated in several Bible Studies and ushered most Sunday services. He loved taking a trip every spring with Deb and their friends, going on annual family vacations, and enjoyed hunting each fall and winter. Randy was a Cyclone through and through - enjoying the many years of season tickets for Football and Basketball. Randy was known for his gentle spirit, kind heart, and good sense of humor. To know Randy was to love Randy.

He is survived by his wife, Deb, daughter Kimberly (Cecil), son Gregory (Jacque), 3 grandsons (Zach, Sean, and Braylon), 3 step-granddaughters (Genesus, Joyous, and Justus), brother Kendall (Alaine), brother in law Tom VanDyke (Lori), nieces and nephews and many cousins. He was proceeded in death by his Father and Mother, as well as his Father and Mother in law.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family, which will be designated to a cause special to them at a later time.

Online condolences may be directed to:

Marsha Jackson on May 2, 2021

From a former Dumont High classmate. So sorry to hear about Randy. He was one of the good guys. He always had a great smile and treated everyone fairly. Deepest sympathies to the family. Marsha (Richard) Jackson

Anita Louison on Apr 29, 2021

Although I will not be with you today, I am sending love to you and family on this difficult day.

Margot Eness on Apr 28, 2021

Deb have thought of you all through your long good-bye with Randy. He was a wonderful guy -- even though he Kolkocked my brother-in-law with a golf ball one time. We forgave him for that as soon as Cliff came to! Margot (and Paul) Eness

Char Hulsebus on Apr 27, 2021

So many Gilbert memories! Condolences to Deb, Kim, and Greg and families. Randy's smile and kind heart will be missed. Char and Larry Hulsebus family.

Steven Henning on Apr 27, 2021

Carol and I lived on the same street in Cottage Grove near Deb and Randy. We were blessed to have such great friends as we started our families and grew up in the late 70's. Our prayers are that the entire family feel God's comfort and love today and forever. Randy was loved by all. Steve and Joyce Henning family.

Steven Henning on Apr 27, 2021

Carol and I enjoyed living on the same street as Randy and Deb in our early family growing days. Our lives in the late 70's were blessed because of such great friends. May the entire family feel God's comfort and love today and forever. Steve and Joyce Henning

Larry Conley on Apr 27, 2021

The obit sums it up nicely for all who had the pleasure of working with and knowing Randy - β€œto know Randy was to love Randy”
- Larry & Sunny Conley

Jean Kelley on Apr 26, 2021

So sorry Deb to hear about the death of Randy...will keep you and your family in my prayers.....Hugs to you. Jean Kelley

Debra Stock on Apr 26, 2021

Hugs and prayers to all the family!! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•

Larry L McHone on Apr 26, 2021

From long-distance,Virginia Beach VA, Randy, and his Smile shall be missed by all. A Great friend of ALL.

Larry L McHone



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Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Christ Community Church
5501 George Washington Carver Ave
Ames, Iowa 50010
10:30 AM

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