Randy J. Kollman 1952-2019
Randy J. Kollman
Randy J. Kollman, 67, of Medford, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held.
Randy was born on April 11, 1952 in Kasota, Minn. to Norman and Delores (Tate) Kollman. He is a 1970 graduate of Edison High School in Minneapolis, Minn. He married Linda L. Schmitt on April 19, 1980 and she survives. Following high school, Randy enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a helicopter mechanic. He then went on to work roofing and construction for several years. He then joined the Army and worked as a mechanic in the motor pool and was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He served a total of eight years in the military. He then attended college and worked part-time for the VA. Randy went on to work as a truck driver over the road for several different trucking companies. In 1997, he and Linda moved to Medford and Randy drove for Weather Shield. Randy retired after several years due to health complications. In retirement he owned and operated Past and Present Video in Medford, putting VHS to DVD, producing slide shows and recording video and photography. He loved fishing and was an avid artist of painting, drawing, wood working and photography. He thoroughly enjoyed tracing his family history genealogy. In his younger years he enjoyed playing darts in leagues and tournaments with his dart team the "Spring Out Boys."
In addition to his wife, Randy is survived by his loving dog, Kayla; siblings, Richard Kollman of Princeton, Minn., Roger (Roseanna) Kollman of Dalbo, Minn and Cheryl "Kid" (Bruce) Jensen of Forest Lake, Minn.; in-laws; many nieces; nephews and friends. Randy was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, John.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to the family.