Randy Rademacher Death 1960-2022 – Obituary News: Randy “Rock” Rademacher of Gifford, has sadly and unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, leaving family, closer relatives and other loved ones in total devastations and sadness. Randy, a well-respected native of Penfield, Illinois, and Heavy Road Construction Equipment Operating Engineer, was born on April 29, 1960, to Ernie and Marleen Rademacher, which makes him just 62 years old at the time of his unexpected passing after being found dead the second day of being declared missing.
He will always be remembered for his courage during difficult times. Unfortunately, this time the pain was too much to endure, and he went to be with our heavenly Father. Randy graduated from Armstrong Township High School in 1978. On November 10, 1979, he married Teresa Johnson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gifford.
Randy is survived by his wife Teresa, daughter Lindsey (Brian) Keyes of St. Joseph, son Michael (Kami) Rademacher of St. Joseph and five grandkids who were his pride and joy: Mason Keyes, Rexley Rademacher, Harper Keyes, Brekyn Rademacher and Grayden Rademacher. He is survived by his parents, two brothers Rodney Rademacher of Gifford and Rich (Cindy) Rademacher of Penfield and a sister Ranae (Jeff) Ault of Penfield. Additionally, he is survived by his in-laws Randy (Lorinda) Johnson of Rankin, Marvin (Nancy) Johnson of St. Joseph, Marlys Johnson of Gifford, Gene Severins of Thomasboro as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Randy was preceded in death by his infant brother Wesley Rademacher; paternal grandparents Frank and Hiske Rademacher and John and Grace Huls; father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Frieda (Fruhling) Johnson and a sister-in-law Carol Severins.
Randy began his career at Southland Distribution Center in 1979 and worked there until its closure. He then worked for Ehmen Excavating which led to his career with Local 841 as a heavy equipment operator. His years with University Construction/O’Neill Brothers Construction Company brought him pride and joy.
Having his own business, Rock’s Excavating and doing side jobs was his hobby in life. Randy retired from Local 841 in June 2021. Randy was the light of family gatherings always making jokes and always welcoming a stranger. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need.
The visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gifford on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 10:30 AM with Pastor Scott Guhl and Pastor Steven Lombardo officiating. Burial will follow at Kopmann Cemetery. Baier Family Funeral Services, Flatville is handling services.
Memorials may be made to The Pavilion Foundation; 809 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820 or St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.baierfuneralservices.com.