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Wanda M. Randt, 73

Wanda Marie Randt, age 73, of Howard Lake, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, after a long illness.

Wanda was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Hopkins, to William and Bertie Ristow.

She graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1958.

Wanda was united in marriage to Walter Randt May 4, 1959. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters; Dawn and Lisa. Nephew Jeffrey was also a special part of their lives together.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, Wanda was an excellent housekeeper and cleaned the home of Hubert and Muriel Humphrey. In more recent years, Wanda and Wally were the resident managers of Shoreline Commons senior apartment complex in Howard Lake.

Wanda adored her grandchildren and was blessed to have two “practice” granddaughters, Amanda Thompson  and Heather Kachel. Later, she doted on her own grandchildren, Cadie Risser, Mitchell Ward, and Megan Ward.

Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Walter Randt; daughter Dawn Ward and husband Jay of Ramsey; daughter Lisa Risser and husband Bob of Buffalo; nephew Jeffrey Kachel and wife Denise of Wisconsin; brother Ray Ristow and wife Gayle of Howard Lake; and grandchildren Cadie, Mitchell, and Megan; as well as many other dear in-laws, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertie Ristow; brother Jess Ristow; and sister Donna Kachel,

A memorial service took place Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m., with a gathering of friends and family two hours prior to the service, at Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.