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Randy Weibel, 61

Randy Duane Weibel, age 61, flew from his wife’s arms into Jesus’s arms while he was surrounded by loved ones Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, in his rural Waverly home, overlooking his parents’ beautiful farm at sunrise.

He was born July 12, 1960, in Winsted, the devoted son of Duane G. and Jane V. (Barfnecht) Weibel.

Randy Duane Weibel and Rhonda Jean Schroeder were married by Pastor Dave Hormann Feb. 21, 2021, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted, where Randy was a lifelong member. He was baptized July 31, 1960, and confirmed May 19, 1974.

Randy was a dairy farmer in his early years, first with his parents, then drove truck (as a “relocation specialist”) for more than 20 years. He knew the roads around the country so well that his friends and colleagues called him “Rand McNally.” He retired from MedTrans in 2021, where he concluded his career as a dispatcher.

Randy – ever the witty conversationalist – always had a clever joke at the ready, and he tremendously enjoyed pretending he didn’t like Rhonda’s cats.

He loved spending his time with and cooking/grilling for his family and friends, listening to live music, fixing small engines, working in his vegetable garden, enjoying the sights and sounds of North Shore loons, bowling, and volunteering for his church and Winstock. He was able to fulfill his lifelong wish to take a cruise to Alaska.

Randy is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Schroeder; daughters, Melissa (Shannon) Forcier and Amanda Weibel (Joe Robben); the mother of his children, Diane Weibel; step children, Michael Brueggeman and Stephanie (Erik) Anderson; grandchildren, Tanner, Olivia, Owen, and Alexis Forcier, and Silas and Gabriel “Gabe” Weibel; siblings, Robin Weibel, Renee (Mike) Salonek, and Ron (Bobbie) Weibel; as well as many other beloved relatives and dear, caring friends.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Duane G. Weibel, July 27, 2014, and Jane V. (Barfnecht) Weibel, July 3, 2014.

A memorial service for Randy Duane Weibel took place Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Dave Hormann will officiate.

Inurnment followed at the Winsted Public Cemetery. Urn bearers were Melissa Forcier and Amanda Weibel.

A visitation took place Sunday, Dec. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Further visitation took place Monday, Dec. 27 at the church at 10 a.m.

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