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Randolph "Randy" Hittle

February 14, 1954 — December 12, 2023

Randolph "Randy" Hittle

 

Randolph F. “Randy” Hittle, age 69 of Alexandria, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at the Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 18 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Rebecca Thomas officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. In honor of Randy, please wear a sports jersey to the visitation and memorial service.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Randolph Franklin Hittle was born February 14, 1954 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Franklin and Rita (Niermann) Hittle. Randy graduated from Sauk Centre High School and furthered his education at Willmar Technical College. He was united in marriage to Joy Gapinski on March 28, 1981 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. Randy worked at Minnegasco/CenterPoint Energy for nearly 50 years as a Master Technician. He was a sports enthusiast playing football and baseball, and earned the nickname “Freight Train” from his teammates. Randy spent countless hours at the local hockey rinks where he served as coach for hockey as well as baseball. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Joy Hittle of Alexandria; children, Wendy Kieffer of West Fargo, Benjamin Hittle of Alexandria, Derek Hittle of Benson, Andrew (Gina) Hittle of Carlos, Noah (McKenna) Hittle of Bemidji, and Connor Hittle of Millerville; children and their families, Linda Bakken, Becky Johnson, and Eric Skolness; father, Franklin Hittle of Sauk Centre; eight grandchildren, Amber, Kelly, Brody, Beau, Leora, Laken, Ryder, and Knox; and brothers, Gary (Betsy), Larry (Barb), and Tom (Sonja) Hittle.  

Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Hittle in 2020.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, December 17, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Sauk Centre

620 Beltline Rd, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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Visitation

Monday, December 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Memorial Service

Monday, December 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

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