In loving memory of

Randy Lee Anderson
April 4, 1960 - August 23, 2022

Randy Lee Anderson, (62), was born April 4th, 1960 to Harry and Marlene (Grove) Anderson of Harmony, MN.

Randy graduated from Chatfield High School in 1978. He then enlisted into the Navy in 1980 and served active duty until 1984. Then served in the Naval reserve with the SeeBee's from 1987 to 1995. While stationed in San Diego, CA, Randy met and married the love of his life, Catherine Jean Benner on April 15th, 1983. They had a God-centered, loving marriage for 39 years, raised four wonderful children and loved playing with their 11 grandchildren. Randy lived for spending time with his family and truly adored and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.

Randy retired in 2021 and willingly served in his church and his community. Randy worked hard for his family, daily showing sacrificial love for them. Randy lead his family by Godly-example in the way that he lived. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and couldn't resist sharing his favorite memes and dad-jokes.

Randy is survived by his beautiful wife, Cathy; his children Amanda (Bernardo) Gonzaga; Emily (Mike) Swoboda; Kristen (Josh) Stake; and Jeffrey Anderson. His grandchildren, Leonardo, Julietta, Giovanni, Alexandra, Gabriella, Samantha, Eleanora, Tobias, Joelle and Toriana. His siblings, Larry (Cheryl Gardner) Anderson, Lori (Neil Clauson) Lange, and Rhonda (Ron Stevens) Anderson and many other family members and friends.

Randy is preceded in death by his parents and infant granddaughter, Valena Renee Stake.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 11:00am at Hope Summit Christian Church in Rochester, MN. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 3:00-6:00p.m. at the church.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Anderson family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit


Chris Chiodo wrote on Aug 28, 2022:

"Rest in peace my friend from your old shipmate Chris Chiodo"

Greg Bartsch wrote on Aug 28, 2022:

"Kathy ( Alice ), You and your family have my deepest and sincere sympathy for the loss of Randy. Greg Bartsch and the Ellendale Ambulance and Geneva Fire Department and Ellendale Fire Department."

Deb Martin wrote on Aug 26, 2022:

"With sincere condolences to You and your family, Cathy "