January 14, 1968 - May 28, 2018
Randy Joseph Erpelding passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa.
Visitation will be 4-7 pm Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona with a 7 p.m. scripture service. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery at 9 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018. Randy never liked dressing up, so casual attire is recommended. In lieu of flowers, donations will be disbursed by the family in Randy’s memory.
He was born at St. Ann’s Hospital in Algona, Iowa, on January 14, 1968. He attended Burt Community School, and graduated in 1986. Randy attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and majored in auto body. He has been employed at DuPont Pioneer in Algona for the past 30 years. Throughout the years, he helped several farmers in the area with spring and fall field work. His hobbies were NASCAR, working on cars, and local car racing. In 2000 he was the season points champion of the cruiser division in Fairmont, Minnesota. Randy was always willing to help others. He will continue to do so through the Donor Network with the gift of life.
Randy is survived by his mother, Mildred Erpelding, and siblings Linda (Dave) Salz of West Des Moines, Betty (James) Underwood of Des Moines, Tom Erpelding of Burt, Gary (Stacy) Erpelding of Bode, Nancy (Bob) Quade of Mason City, and Kay (Dwight) Bruns of Hanlontown. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews: Jason (Sarah) Salz, Heather Salz (Kyle Fine), Eric Quade, Kelly (Tyler) Kent, Emily Quade, Justin and Cody Bruns, and Joseph, Bradley, and Brandon Erpelding.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Erpelding, paternal grandparents, John and Amanda Erpelding, and maternal grandparents, Florian and Martha Hellman.