Randy C. “Wiggy” Weegman, age 54, of rural Lester Prairie, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska. His six-year cancer journey presented many challenges but he retained his zest for life and entertained everyone with his wry sense of humor.
He was born Sept. 12, 1960, in Minneapolis, the son of Vern and Patti Weegman. Randy was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
After graduating from Cooper High School in 1978 Randy received his AA degree from North Hennepin Community College.
Randy entertained the idea of traveling to Florida to become a zookeeper. Instead, he spent 20 years living in the family cabin on Eagle Lake in Maple Grove. In the heart of suburbia, “The Cabin” had a northwoods feel and he enjoyed living there immensely. During this time he kept a variety of pets, including “Hattie,” his pot-bellied pig.
In 1988, he started working at the United States Postal Service as a city carrier. Randy was promoted to the position of delivery supervisor. He served in that capacity at the Golden Valley Post Office for 11 years. He retired on disability after 21 years of service.
Randy and Mary were married Jan. 27, 2009. They were soulmates, and cherished the nearly six years they spent together as husband and wife.
In 2005, Mary and Randy fulfilled their dream by purchasing their hobby farm, “Omega,” just north of Lester Prairie. Their 10-acre property allowed Randy to indulge his love of all creatures, great and small. He was especially fond of “Herman,” his beloved pet Scottish Highland steer. He embraced country living and enjoyed introducing all his new friends to his favorite musician, Barry Manilow.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Patti.
In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his stepson, Rory Voeks (Katrina); brother Rick (Tina); nephews Steve (Tricia), and Grant; great-nephew Calvin; several aunts, numerous cousins, and many friends.
Randy’s Celebration of Life took place Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A prayer service was conducted by Chaplain Joel Sund. His body was donated to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program, where it will be used to educate future health professionals. His ashes will be scattered at a later date.
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.