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Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away on July 27, 2013, at the Douglas County Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, with family by his side after a courageous battle with FTD/ALS.
Randy was born on June 15, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas, to Robert and Bobbie (Barb) Livingston. Randy graduated from Elk Point High School in 1975. On December 3, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Susanna (Susie Beach) Livingston. Through this union brought two beautiful daughters. Randy served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975-1979 and received a double major in psychology and business from UNO and Bellevue University. He worked as a civil service supervisor for the federal government for 34 years at Offutt Air Force Base. On November 25, 2002 he received the 2002 President's Quality Award from President Bush for reconstructing a plan for manpower to save 58% in costs annually in Washington D.C.
Randy coached many kids for many years in tee-ball, coach pitch and fast pitch softball. His coaching skills led to his daughter being inducted into the Iowa Hall of Fame for pitching. He enjoyed helping children reach their highest potential and chasing their dreams. He enjoyed working out at the Offutt SAC Fieldhouse, spending time with his family and took great interest in aviation and space programs. Randy was very patriotic and loved his country.
Randy is survived by his wife, Susie Livingston of Council Bluffs; his daughters, Heidi (Grant) Watts of Council Bluffs, and Jamie (Jay) Dilts of Council Bluffs; his grandsons, Max Watts, and Keaton Dilts of Council Bluffs; his mother, Bobbie (Barb) Livingston of Elk Point, South Dakota; his brothers, Joe Livingston of Fort Worth, Texas, Kerry (Marilyn) Livingston of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and David Livingston of Stepcoe, Washington; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Livingston; and his faithful dog, Chauncy, who will be laid to rest with him.
A VISITATION will be held from 5-7pm, with a rosary and scriptural service to begin at 7pm, on Thursday August 1, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Vermillion, South Dakota. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at 10am on Friday, August 2, 2013, at St. Agnes with Fr. John Fischer officiating. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion, South Dakota, immediately following the mass. Military Honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post 3061 and American Legion Post 0001. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Douglas County Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, or the FTD and ALS foundations. Condolences may be posted online at
KOBER FUNERAL HOME
402 E Main St Vermillion, SD
Published in Omaha World-Herald on July 31, 2013