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Dick Randall
  • In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: Dunlap Ministerial Association, Dunlap Food Pantry, or the 4-County Fair.

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“As an IT consultant I have had the opportunity to work onsite at Community Bank several times. The first time I met Dick was when he sat down across...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: John Moeller - Cedar Rapids, IA

“My sympathy to all of the Randall's. Dick was such a leader and supporter of the Dunlap community for so many years. How fortunate we were to have...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Asmussen - Dubuque, IA

“Dear Jim, Jay, Julie, and JoyceThoughts and prayers to you and your families. Always enjoyed visiting with Dick. His smile and stories will be missed...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Nathan Motley - Clive, IA

“Dear Jim, Jay, Julie, and Joyce,What a wonderful father you had. He was generous, kind, and fun. It was a highlight of my childhood when I got to...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Woodward - Rome, Italy

“What a great man and dad Dick was, and an exemplary life he lived! My condolences to all our beloved Randalls. Dick and you are in our prayers, heart...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Carlos Durando - Guatemala

“Randall family: our childhood memories are laced with Randall family connections. During our youth years Dick and Margaret raised their family...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Willits - Des Moines, IA

“To The Randall Family:My prayers and sympathies on Dick's passing. What an incredibly giving and sharing life he lived. His servant heart is both...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Clay Boatman

“My sincerest sympathies to Jay and Lynn and the entire Randall family at the passing of your father Dick. What a remarkable gentleman, businessman,...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Myron Rozell - Mapleton, IA

“My sincerest sympathies to Jay and Lynn and the entire Randall family at the passing of your father Dick. What a remarkable gentleman, businessman,...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Myron Rozell - Mapleton, IA

“To the Randall family. You have my deepest sympathy. Dick was an Icon in Dunlap. He was a big part of the things that went on in town for many...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He's always been a generous man, from full size candy bars at Halloween to inviting my friend and I to brunch...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Amsberry - Yankton, SD

“So grieved to hear of Dick's passing. He was a fantastic guy and so much fun to talk to at my company's annual convention. I'll miss being able to do...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Krissy Lee - Urbandale, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was one of the reasons I became so involved in the Republican Party. He was a blessing. Thank you for sharing him. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Barry - Council Bluffs, IA

“The Randall family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to your family. Like Jay said he lived a very active live & was instrumental to...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Dick Bonsall - Dunlap, IA

“We are saddened by the passing of our dear friend's father and pray God comforts those who are grieving the passing of this fine man. The legacy he...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Gerry & Lynne Lee - Springfield, MO

“Thanks for the memories.God bless the Randall family. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Connie Jetter - Ankeny, IA

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Richard "Dick" Eaton Randall was born on August 11, 1923, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the oldest son of James Luther and Leola (Silence) Randall. He was raised on the farm and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1939 at the age of 16. Dick honorably served his country, becoming a bombardier and celestial navigator during WWII. He also served during the Korean War and then stayed in the Air Force Reserves, flying cargo planes during the Vietnam War. He served for a total of 26 ½ years in the military; achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. On August 18, 1946, Dick married Margaret Martin at the Bangor Friends Church in Bangor, Iowa. The couple was blessed with five children. Dick worked in a bank for over 70 years. He started as a bookkeeper/teller, then loan officer, ultimately becoming the president of the Dunlap Savings Bank, now the Community Bank, when the Randall family moved to Dunlap in 1961.

Dick was a devout Christian and a long time active member of the Dunlap United Methodist Church. Dick's entire life was about living in grateful appreciation to God Our Savior. Dick loved singing in the church choir. He was recently a member of the "Goldenaires", a group of retired people who sing for area nursing home residents. Dick was very community-minded and loved giving back to the community. He was instrumental in getting a nursing home in Dunlap, and a loyal supporter of area schools, arts, sports, and music. He was active in the political process. He served on the School Board, 4-County Fair Board and was the treasurer for the Iowa Bankers Association. Both Dick and Margaret received Ak-Sar-Ben's Good Neighbor Award for their love of their community. Dick and Margaret's love of people extended beyond the immediate community as they hosted two foreign exchange students and welcomed many visitors from other countries through their involvement with "The Friendship Force." They were married for 35 years at the time of Margaret's death in 1982. Dick married Katie (Botos) Gamble on March 9, 1984, and they were married for 30 years at the time of Katie's death in 2014. Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a beloved child of God and a sinner saved by grace.

Dick passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Dunlap Specialty Care in Dunlap, Iowa at the age of 94 years, one month, and 22 days.

Dick was preceded in death by his infant son, Joe Randall; parents; two wives, Margaret and Katie; and brother, Bob Randall. He is survived by his four children, Jim (Linda) Randall of Mondamin, Iowa, Jay (Lynn) Randall of Dunlap, Iowa, Julie (Lee) Kaufmann of Harlan, Iowa, Joyce (Phil) Buxton of Springfield, Missouri; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends