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Randy M. Studier

August 18, 1948 ~ October 26, 2011 (age 63)
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Message from Marcella Sodman Johnson
November 9, 2011 6:40 PM

My condolences in the passing of Randy. Although I had not met Randy, his dad Rudy was my cousin and friend, as is his mother Anne. After reading all the loving messages I feel that knowing him would have been a blessing indeed.  May God surround you all with His love, comfort and peace.

I have lost my connection with Anne since her remarriage and would like to re-connect with her.  Sincerely, Marcella Sodman Johnson
Message from Ken Kelly Jr.
November 7, 2011 4:23 PM

May we offer our condolances to the Studier Families, in your time of sorrow. We pray for you and Randys soul. Although we were not close, our paths crossed briefly in our childhood, since Randy and I were double second cousins. Randy was six (6) years my junior however and we lived in different communities. May the Lord be with Randy and you, his family members, as you deal with your loss. We know that he will be greatly missed. In Gods Name, Ken Kelly Jr. (Ken and Elnora Mueller Kelly [Carl and Sophie Studier Mueller]).
Message from Chad
November 7, 2011 9:37 AM


Through all the good, bad, and ugly we experienced these past couple years. I would never trade them for anything. I never minded your needs, and always put them first (though I may not have smiled through all of them). It was an honor to be your caretaker. What I am most proud of is the way you handled this disease like a man. You never lost your sense of humor. I clearly remember details during the last day of your life, and I will never forget the morning of your death. As hard as it was making sure you had passed, I was up to the task. Though I will never forget the look on your face that morning, I am sure you were telling us you found peace. Yesterday I was in a store trying to decide on a product and thought I could call you for advice, then reality hit & I broke down. Again, it was an honor getting to know you better and being there for you as much as I possibly could. I will be here for mom as much as I can. I will miss you dearly.

Message from Carol Williams
November 4, 2011 10:31 AM

To the Studier Families,

I have known Randy since we were in high school.  When he married my sister, Sue, and joined the Schmidt family, I gradually got to know him better.  

Randy was a very friendly, loving, caring and intelligent person.  He had many talents and he especially loved music and playing his trumpet.  

Since Randy was diagnosed with the ALS disease, some of my siblings would visit and see what we could do to help out with Sue and Randy.  Those were the times that Randy wanted to play games.  He especially enjoyed playing the card game called 99.  He loved to see me lose FIRST in that game, which seemed to happen often.  What a teaser!  He had a good sense of humor.  I can\'t imagine the pain and difficulty he was going through and yet he enjoyed playing games during the time he had ALS.

My deepest sympathy to all the Studier families - Sue, Chris, Jason, Josh, Chad, grandchildren, siblings and spouses, Anne, nieces and nephews.  He will be missed and I rejoice that he is now in Heaven singing along with the Angels.

Love, Carol
Message from Gretchen Studier
November 2, 2011 6:17 PM


I never got to spend as much time with you as I wanted.  As kids we were so close.  I couldn\'t wait for summer to come so that my family would be going back to MN from GA and I would see you again.  I would call your house and then meet you half way with a big hug. We had these all day Monopoly marathons and days where we just hung out together.  I remember one fall day in particular.  We got into a big pile of leaves and pretended it was a giant nest.  We laid there and looked at the clouds and told each other what we saw; elephants, cows, balloons and whatever.

And then we went to school together and were in the band together. Mr Waldheim terrified me! Music is a big part of my life too.

I always hoped that we would see each other more often as adults, but distance kept us apart.  It didn\'t change how I felt about you and the little place I always kept for you in my heart.

I\'m so sorry you had to go thru all that you did in the last two years.  

I miss you.  Hugs  Gretchen
Message from David Staehling
November 1, 2011 1:03 PM

My condolences to Sue, Chris, Jason, Josh, & Chad.    Early in the year I learned that Randy was thinking of visiting us at our Ozark farm.   His health deteriorated too fast so that didn\'t work out, but he dropped me a short Email back in mid February and we had some very interesting exchanges for a couple of weeks.   We talked about our kids and grandkids and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that all of his four sons had graduated from college and pursued good careers.   That is something that the whole family can be very proud of.   I also found out from his Emails that Randy was quite literate and from his ALS TV appearances also quite good at public speaking.   Engineers are generally not known for these abilities.
Message from Mike Schultz
October 31, 2011 10:32 PM

My condolences to Chris and the entire Studier family, I was saddened and shock to read about his passing.  It\'s been a long time since I\'ve seen Randy, probably back in my freshman year in college, but I remember him being a caring, understanding and supporting father.  I\'m sure he\'s in a much better place in this world.
Message from Ivy Scholfield (Stanley Peterson Family)
October 31, 2011 1:31 PM

I just wanted to tell you that our family is thinking of your family today and always. We had the privilege of getting to know Randy at the ALS support group meetings and will not forget how kind, friendly, and intelligent he was and how much strength and determination he had. My dad, Stanley, truly admired him and enjoyed chatting with him at meetings. We were very blessed to have Randy (and family) be part of the group and thankful and appreciative of his support when we lost our dad to ALS last November. I still remember when I asked if I could have a picture taken with Randy and the family at the last ALS walk. They did not hesitate to say yes, and I felt it was quite the privilege. I will treasure that picture always....what a wonderful man and a wonderful family. Thanks for inspiring us, Randy, and for demonstrating such strength and perseverance. Thinking of you always....
Message from Ruth (Staehling) and Darrell Schlange
October 30, 2011 8:39 PM

Deepest sympathy to Sue and family and the entire Studier family.  Sorry I didn\'t have the opportunity to get to know my cousin Randy better.  It sounds like he made the most of life and handled his cruel disease with dignity inspired by a strong faith.  May God\'s peace and love and special memories of Randy help sustain you through this difficult time.
Message from Helen Chen
October 29, 2011 11:36 AM

Dear Sue and Family,
The first time I met Randy he was fixing dinner (for himself -- Sue and I were going out). As a shy person, I always had problems carrying a conversation, especially with someone I didn’t know. On that particular day, I also felt guilty for taking Sue away, which made it more difficult for me to say a word. But Randy made me feel comfortable and welcome. I remember feeling relieved and appreciated his understanding and thoughtfulness. He will be missed.

Helen Chen
Message from Phil Staehling
October 28, 2011 4:02 PM

Randy, my cousin brother in law, was a blessing in my life. We had many great times together. Randy had such a great sense of humor and was so much fun. We were life long friends. I will miss him. God be with you Sue Chris Jason Josh Chad and families.
Message from Shari staehling
October 28, 2011 3:08 PM

I thank God for the gift of Randy's life. What a gift he has been to our family. Being doubly related was very special especially those days we spent so many Sunday afternoons together. God be with you and also in the difficult days ahead. Love you, Sue, Chris, Jason, Josh, Chad and families.
Message from Nathan Staehling
October 28, 2011 3:07 PM

My deepest sympathies to the Studier family.  Randy will be missed.
Message from mark mueller
October 28, 2011 8:38 AM

Dear Sue, Sons and family

My deepest sympathies for such a great loss in your life. Randy was such an exceptional person and I know that I can't fully understand how much he will be missed in the family.   I valued and appreciated Randys  friendship immensly. His intlellect, humor and loyalty  has been such an inspiration to me.They way he faced adversity in his last years with such courage, humor and humility is truly staggering and unbelievable. He is a bigger than life person to me.  I feel so blessed to have known Randy and the Studier family.  

and of course it goes without saying,  it was wonderful  to see that Randy  got true religon when he  moved to Wisconsin and became a Packer fan.

mark mueller
Message from Linda and John Galkin
October 27, 2011 8:48 PM

Dear Studier Family,
Randy was an amazing person and an inspiration to us.  In spite of the fact that he was in terrible pain, he was always smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes.  Randy was a man of many talents.  Our deepest sympathy to my sister, Sue, our nephews and their wives, Chris and Janine, Jason and Holly, Josh and Brooke, and Chad and their children.  Randy left many memories for all of us to cherish.  We will miss him dearly.
Message from Pat Dahl
October 27, 2011 5:51 PM

So many memories have been created in the 43 years that Randy was in my life.  He was truly an amazing person, brilliant, funny, and so likeable.  My heartfelt sympathy to my sister, Sue, nephews Chris, Jason, Josh and Chad and to Janine, Holly and Brooke and to Randy's beautiful grandchildren!  He will be deeply missed!  God be with you!

Love, Pat
Message from Joel Williams and Family
October 27, 2011 4:58 PM

Dear Studier Family,
Our deepest sympathies for your loss.  I would like to add one of my memories: I can picture clear as day when my dad and Randy would be up late at night, talking and joking (w/an occassional beer) during our family reunions.  Randy will truly be missed by many.  We will keep you in our prayers.
Love, Joel
Message from Kelly Swartos-St. Joe''s Hospice
October 27, 2011 4:24 PM

Dear Studier Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.  It was an absolute honor to know Randy and to be a part of his care team.  He was a true inspiration and will never be forgotten.
Message from Chris Studier
October 27, 2011 3:29 PM

I always thought that you would be with us for a very long time considering how many death-defying acts you performed here on Earth. I remember when you started that propane tank on fire at BAV and somehow managed to put it out with a paper napkin as I ran for cover, I remember how you ended up hanging upside down in your deer stand by your feet with your rifle in one hand and your other hand on a branch, I remember watching you roll down that rocky ski hill in the UP in July, and I can''''''''t even count the number of times you somehow managed to end up in the water during various fishing trips; but the challenge you couldn''''''''t conquer was ALS.  I hope to someday understand how you were able to keep your sense of humor and upbeat attitude as we all watched this nasty disease take you from us.  You were always supportive of your 4 boys whether they did things right or wrong. You were a great dad.  I love you and miss you terribly.
Message from Jere Wujcik
October 27, 2011 3:10 PM

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.  Randy was a great boss to me for over 8 years and more importantly he was a great friend.  He touched the lives of so many people that I know he will be missed.  The one thing that I know for sure about Randy is that he loved his family more than anything, loved his music and he loved the outdoors during hunting and fishing season.    Please know that Randy may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.  May God's Peace be with you all!

Jere Wujcik
Message from Roland Breunig
October 27, 2011 2:44 PM

Josh, Brooke and Randy's entire family:  Know that you have a large network of co-workers and friends that share in your sorrow.  We offer our thoughts and prayers and wish you peace.
Message from Kari Ann Nelson
October 27, 2011 2:38 PM

Dear Studier family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy.  I only knew Randy for a short time, but got to know that he had a great personality and was a nice person.  I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know him.  Your entire family is in my thoughts.  Please take care,
Kari Ann Nelson
Message from Laurie Hennen
October 27, 2011 1:04 PM

Sue, Chris, Jason, Josh & Chad .... My deepest sympathy for your loss.  Randy will be missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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