Randy J. McStotts, 57

Randy John McStotts, age 57, of Cokato, formerly of Dassel, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

He was born March 18, 1956, in St. Paul, the son of Merlyn and Evelyn (Casper) McStotts. Randy was baptized in the Catholic faith, and was later confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.

He grew up in Dassel, and graduated from the Dassel–Cokato High School in 1974. Randy then attended Willmar Vocational Technical Collage, graduating with a degree in culinary arts.

Randy moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he made his home for a few years, before moving back to Minnesota and living in Lakeville.

He was united in marriage to Mary Zweber July 11, 1981.The couple made their home in Lakeville, where Randy was employed at Therodyne Manufacturing for several years.

He moved back to Dassel, and was employed by Miller Manufacturing, and later Porta-Dock.

Randy later moved to Cokato, where he has resided since.

A quiet man, Randy enjoyed cooking, reading, movies, WWF wrestling, family, and friends. He had a good sense of humor and was good-hearted, always willing to help those who need a helping hand.

Randy is survived by his daughter, Amy McStotts of Watkins; father Merlyn McStotts of Cokato; brother Terry (Tina) McStotts of Cokato; nephews Matt McStotts of St. Cloud, Daniel McStotts of Waverly, and Eric McStotts of Buffalo; and a special friend, Mary Zweber of Watkins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

A memorial service took place Monday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.

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