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Randall Lee "Randy" Heinrichs 1958-2021


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 10/10/2021 at 09:08:08

Randall Lee Heinrichs, was born on December 25, 1958, in Estherville, Iowa to Ronald and Arlis (Hansen) Heinrichs. He passed away on September 18, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 62.

Randy graduated from Estherville High School in 1977. Following high school, he worked various jobs around the area including Consumer Lumber and a local meat packing plant. Then in his early 20’s, after obtaining his CDL, Randy began assisting his dad with his trucking route, and thus began Randy’s career as a truck driver. Randy drove for several trucking companies as an owner-operator, where he earned numerous awards and accolades, including multiple safe driving awards, owner-operator of the year, several loyalty awards, and his favorite award, trucking-team of the year, which he attributed to his wife and children who would often join him for trucking adventures. In 2011, Randy began trucking for Maggie and Marv Hunt, through Perkins Transport, which allowed him to attend more of his children’s activities during the week.

In 1980, at the age of 21, Randy met the love of his life, Lisa Laidig. They were united in Holy Matrimony on July 20, 1985. In 1995, they purchased their forever home in rural Estherville, where they raised their six children. Randy spent his free time going to his children’s extra-curricular activities, which included academic, fine-arts, sports, and religious activities. Randy’s favorite pastime was spending time with his wife and children, preferably in the saddle. In addition to Randy’s love of horses, he enjoyed watching western movies and shows, listening to Waylon Jennings, and was a life-long Green Bay Packer fan. Randy also enjoyed completing home projects, with the help of his family. Randy was a faithful man and a devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Eucharistic Minister. Randy considered his family his greatest accomplishment and always expressed how proud he was of each one of them.

Randy is survived by his wife of 36 years Lisa, his mother Arlis Heinrichs, his mother-in-law Velda Laidig, and his children Amanda (Tucker), Joseph, Justin, Jacob, Amara, and Luke. He is also survived by his siblings Rebecca Christophel; Rhonda Kunz; Rita Lauver; Russell Heinrichs; Richard Heinrichs; Reginald Heinrichs; Roger Heinrichs; Ronald Heinrichs; Roberta Prechel; Robyn Heinrichs; Ryan Heinrichs; and Robert Heinrichs.

Randy is preceded in death by his four angel babies, his father Ronald Heinrichs, his father-in-law Ronald Laidig, an infant brother Rocklyn Heinrichs, and an angel grandson Noah Milburn.

A funeral service was held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Estherville with interment at St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery in Estherville.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


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