Randall D. Miller
1951 - 2021
Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Randall D. Miller
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 ½ 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.
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Published by Ames Tribune from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2021.
Memorial Gathering
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010
Funeral service
Christ Community Church
5501 George Washington Carver, Ames, Iowa
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Great guy to know. Hubby and I worked at 3M in Ames many years with Randy. Condolences and Sympathy to the family.
Chris and Richard Nelson
April 29, 2021
Randy exhibited a joy that I remember him by. His smile, his attention to detail, and his love for Deb and family always impressed me! Few loved golf the way Randy did along with his enthusiasm to have Deb join in! The benefit his life bestowed upon others was rare and valued. I'm blessed to have known Randy!
Bill Burt
April 27, 2021
To the Miller family, I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Randy on a number of projects during our careers at 3M. He was a good man and a good Engineer. He has left his family and friends to soon.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family for your loss.
Fred Banholzer, 3M Retired Sourcing Manager
Fred Banholzer
April 27, 2021
Randy was a very nice guy.
He will be missed by many.
Sympathy and prayers are sent in his memory.
He is free! Mourn not for him...he is a new, young man in the presence of our Lord. Rejoice
Velma (Merritt) Teske
April 27, 2021