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Randy David Goosen, 62, of Fisher, MN, passed away early Thursday morning, February 2, 2023, in the Benedictine Living Community Crookston. In failing health, he had gone into the Villa a few days before.
Randy was born in Crookston on February 22, 1960, the son of David and Marilyne (Cormican) Goosen. He grew up in Crookston where he was baptized and confirmed in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and attended Crookston schools including Central High School. Randy was raised along with his 6 siblings by his father and stepmother, Kathy Hruby. Randy was employed by the Polk County Highway Department for a few years before going to work at American Crystal Sugar Company in Crookston. His love of farming eventually led him to employment with local farmers, Duane and Howard Hanson and Bruce Newhouse. Nothing gave Randy more satisfaction than a hard day’s work on the farm and watching the crops he put in grow and get ready for harvest. Sadly, Randy’s health issues left him no option but to reluctantly take early retirement.
Until recently he was seen every morning at RBJ’s having coffee with his buddies. He also had to make several stops almost every day to several Crookston businesses to say hi. He loved going out to his sister, Corrie’s, to mow her lawn, and driving around the countryside in his pickup checking on the crops. In his younger days he was an avid snowmobiler and deer hunter. Randy will be remembered for his big heart and love of visiting, while holiday meals with family were a special time. One of his biggest passions was travelling to Mazeppa, MN for Mazeppa Daze every year and the chance to reconnect with his Dad’s family and friends he had made there. He did this for years until recently when he could no longer make the trip. Randy loved his family dearly and always looked forward to seeing his nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who were a part of his life.
Randy is survived by his father, David Goosen, and his wife, Linda, of Crookston, MN; his siblings and blended siblings: Kim (Lynette) Goosen of Crookston, Corrie (Shawn) Goodyke of Euclid, MN, Tammy (Randy) Brule of Mentor, MN, Brent Goosen of Vancouver, WA, Tanya (Brian) Stolarzyk of Duluth, MN, Jimmy Talley (Phil) of Fargo, ND, Sheila Steffen and Charles Steffen of Walker, MN, Michelle (Eric) Hofmeister of Stevens Point, WI, Tracy (Alex) Welk of Chicago, IL, and Bryant Gramer of TX; step-mother, Kathy Hruby of Bemidji, MN; and mother, Marilyne Cormican, of Bemidji; together with several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and coffee buddies.
Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents: Verne “LA” and Lillian Cormican and Ben and Lois Goosen; uncles: Fritz Hoefs and Dale Cormican; aunts: Della Montreuil, Kaye Goosen and Mavis Hoefs.
The memorial service for Randy David Goosen will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2023, in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, with The Rev. Steve Bohler, officiating. Visitation with his family will be for one hour prior to the service. To view a livestream of the funeral, go to Randy’s obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com and click on the prompt to view.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home Visitation for one hour prior to the service
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