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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
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Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th Street
Kent, WA
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Randall Paul (Randy) Shetzler


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Randall (Randy) Paul Shetzler

Coupeville - Randall (Randy) Paul Shetzler, 65, died peacefully in his Coupeville, WA home on December 3, 2018. Randy graduated from William Penn High School in 1971 and joined the Navy on August 6, 1971. Randy served honorably for 29 years in the US Navy Hospital Corps and retired in July 2000 after attaining the rank of Master Chief in May 1981, a rank that comprises the top 1.25% of the enlisted members of the US maritime forces. He served as Command Master Chief at the Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor, WA and served as the Commander in Chief of the US Naval Forces Europe installation in London prior to his retirement. Randy was recognized with numerous awards during his service including the Meritorious Service Medal.

Randy was born on January 16, 1953 in Wilmington, DE to Joseph M. Shetzler, Jr. and Bernice M. Shetzler. Randy is survived by his daughter, Sierra Hall and granddaughter Quinn Downs, his brothers David A. Shetzler and wife Janet, James E. Shetzler and wife Kathy, Joseph M. Shetzler, III and wife Janice and his nieces, Debbie, Lynne, Nancy and Barbara and his nephew James E. Shetzler, Jr.

In retirement Randy loved to spend time in the wilderness. He enjoyed the solitude of camping and kayaking the mountain lakes & streams in search of rainbow trout; all this documented by his love for nature photography. While Randy strongly supported his "away" team the Seahawks, he maintained stronger loyalty to his home team the Eagles.

Randy's military funeral service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery at 18600 SE 240th Street Kent, WA 98042 on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 1PM. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Randy's name may be made to the s Project or the National Audubon Society.
Published in The News Journal on Jan. 13, 2019
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