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Randall C Eldridge

July 22, 1954 — January 8, 2020

    Randall Craig Eldridge was born July 22, 1954, Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Wallace and Donna (Lau) Eldridge.  Randy grew up in Kingsley graduating from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1973.  After high school he attended WIT in Sioux City graduating with a degree in Police Science. Randy and Monica were united in marriage November 8, 1975.  After their marriage he worked for IBP as a security guard, then he was employed at Schaeff Manufacturing as a welder.  Randy worked there several years before joining the Air National Guard in 1984.  Randy went on several deployments with 185th and saw many parts of the world.  During this time, he started working for Inland Truck Parts as their drive-line mechanic where he continued his welding career. At the 185th Randy loaded weapons on fighter jets, and then became a welder on the KC 135R Stratotanker after the changeover at the base. During this time Randy was deployed overseas for Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  When he returned from his tour of duty Randy continued to work at the 185th until his retirement in 2006.  Randy was sent to New York City following the 9/11 attack where he worked during the recovery until the site was officially cleaned up.  Following his tour of duty for Desert Storm he received active status in the Air Force for his service to the Air Force.

 

     Randy was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and National American Legion. He enjoyed family especially being at activities that his grandchildren were involved with.  Fishing, golfing and gardening were activities that he especially enjoyed after retirement.  He and his wife rode many miles on their three wheeled CAM-AM Spyder traveling to visit many people and places.

 

     Let to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Monica; his four children and spouses, Amy (Jerry) Grubb, Kingsley ,Randall J. Eldridge(fiancé) Amber Nelson, Kingsley, Michael (Tasha) Eldridge, David City, NE, and Jennifer (Jeremy) Eickholt, Kingsley, grandchildren, Austin Grubb, Jonathan Grubb, Devin Eldridge, Lexus Eldridge, Teagan Eickholt, Kinnick Eickholt, Nathaniel Eldridge, Braxton Eickholt, Emerson Eickholt, Jacob Eldridge and Olivia Eldridge.  Also surviving is a sister, Lisa (Robert) Parrish, Cummings, Georgia, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dave and Pat Murdoch, two aunts, Kay (James) Wimmer, Kingsley, and Frances (Robert) Schmidt, Missouri, several nieces and nephews.

 

Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

 

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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Monday, January 13, 2020

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Michael Catholic Church

208 Brandon St, Kingsley, IA 51028

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Burial

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kingsley Cemetery

, Kingsley, IA 51028

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