Randy Tassler

March 10, 1956-October 7, 2011


Visitation: A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 from 2 pm to 9 pm with family in attendance from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Anderson, Jones and Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD.
Service: A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 from 2 pm to 9 pm with family in attendance from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Anderson, Jones and Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD. Private burial services will be held at a later date.

Randy Alan Tassler, 55, passed away of lung cancer October 7, 2011  at his home surrounded by his loving family. Randy was born March 10, 1956 in Watertown, SD to Forrest and Valesta (Purintun) Tassler. He grew up in Watertown and attended Garfield Elementary and Watertown High School. He married Wendy Jared on April 24, 1976 and celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this year. From this union, he had three loving children,” Kristin, Eric and Ryan. Randy worked for Mico Oil Co., Harms Oil Co., Dockendorf Equipment and Sanford USD Medical Center until December 2009 when he retired due to illness. He enjoyed trapshooting with his father and brothers and camping with his family, grandson Joshua and good friends Bob and Sue Hill of Sioux Falls, SD.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Wendy, daughter, Kristin and grandson, Joshua (special friends Kevin Larson and his daughter Alexis), sons, Eric and Ryan, sisters, Virginia (James) Burdick, Sandra (Jack) Ward, brothers, William D. (Janet), Eugene (Joyce), Kenneth, mother-in-law, Kaija Jared, sister-in-law, Claire Martin, brothers-in-law, Arthur Jared and Edison (Ann) Jared, numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Valesta Tassler and sister Eileen.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 from 2 pm to 9 pm with family in attendance from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Anderson, Jones and Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD. Private burial services will be held at a later date.

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  1. Kristin, Wendy & family.. I know that this tragedy has left you with only memories, I hope that those memories will bring you comfort.

  2. Wendy,Kristin, and family I am sorry for your loss. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you need anything

  3. To Wendy, Kristen and family. With caring thoughts, my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort your tomorrow..

  4. Wendy, Kristin, Eric & Ryan & family, As you share your memories of Randy today, please know that many people are thinking of you. I have enjoyed reconnecting with all of you recently and enjoyed Randy’s posts on facebook, always had a good sense of humor! Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. Mary Fox

  5. My condolences to all of Randy’s family members. He was a good guy. Several years ago we ran into each other when he was working for one of the oil companies, and while we probably hadn’t seen each other since highschool, he was one of those guys that you could pick up and visit with as if you’d seen him just the day before.

  6. Wendy & Kristin, I was really sad to hear about your loss. I’ve been thinking about you a lot.

  7. Wendy and Kristin you are in our thoughts and prays. Let us know if you need anything.

  8. I am so Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Just know he is no longer suffering or in pain. Its never easy to lose someone you love especially to cancer at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family

  9. So sorry to hear of Randy”s passing. I ran around with his sister Virginia and spent alot of time at his home in Watertown when he was growing up. Our sincere condolences and Gods Blessing to all his families. Love and Godblessings . Mike and Linda Day

  10. I spoke to Randy often by phone and always enjoyed our conversations. I am sorry that I never got to meet him in person but even so, he was one of my favorite clients to deal with! I am very sorry for your loss, Wendy and family

  11. Wendy and Family My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.I will always remember Randy for his dedication in everything he did .He will be greatly missed by all

  12. To Wendy and family, Randy will be dearly missed at our camp fire in the backyard where we had so much fun when he was there, but since there are so many stars above, one we know will be Randy watching and enjoying our laughter. The times of “remember when” are numerous and these are the memories we will always cherish. Ed

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Randy`s passing. My heartfelt sympathy is extended to the entire family. He was fondly thought of “growing up”.

  14. Randy Will truely be miss by all: Was very good Brother in-Law to Me I have lots of Memories

  15. Wendy and Family, I share your sorrow in Randy’s passing. I enjoyed working with him and in receiving his emails of the past couple years. I know how important his family was to him and what it must mean to you with his passing. Randy would always end his emails to me with “see you down the trail”…. Well, it is a comfort knowing Randy will see me down the trail someday. Micheal