In Memory of Randall R. Spotts



Randall R. Spotts
Randall R. Spotts
Born: June 17, 1941
Died: January 21, 2023
Age: 81
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Randall R. Spotts
June 17, 1941 - January 21, 2023
From: Ida Grove, IA

Randall R. Spotts, age 81, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Luann Benge will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the American Legion of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Memorials in Randall’s name may be directed towards the Horn Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Project or the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove.

There will be a Facebook Live of the service on the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063608887080

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


Randall Ray Spotts, the son of Ralph and Ella (Gempeler) Spotts, was born on June 17, 1941, in Ida Grove, Iowa. He grew up in Ida Grove and received his education in the Ida Grove Community School District graduating with the class of 1959.

On June 18, 1967, Randy was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sharon K. Thomas, at the First Methodist Church of Coon Rapids, Iowa. Randy was employed with the family businesses, Spotts Brothers Dray and Transfer as well as Spotts Farms. Randy loved his big family. His nieces and nephews were all special. He enjoyed his work and interacting with the customers on his daily garbage route. Morning coffees with his brothers and friends were always about planning the rest of the day’s and week’s work, discussing what was going on with family, and solving the world’s problems. 

Randy was known for having butterscotch candy in his pockets (which he was always willing to share), big nickels (quarters) were happily traded for kisses from his nieces, and his gentle hugs. He loved keeping busy and was always willing to help family. There were many remodeling and construction projects during his lifetime, but his crown jewel was the construction of his and Sharon’s home in 1986. They spent many hours planning and constructing their home. Their favorite feature was the fireplace and they loved enjoying a nice warm fire in the evenings with a bowl of popcorn and a good Western show on TV. 

Randy enjoyed woodworking, construction projects, hunting for pheasants, and fishing. He was a member of the Ida Grove Country Club and the First United Methodist Church. Randy was a lifelong resident of Ida Grove and was generous to many of the community causes including the Horn Memorial Hospital, Rec Center, Dollars for Scholars, Kiwanis Ball Field, and the First United Methodist Church. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 55 years, Sharon Spotts of Ida Grove, IA; siblings Luella Faye Ryan of Nashua, NH, Roger (Ardelle) Spotts of Ida Grove, IA, Richard (Marilyn) Spotts, Ida Grove, IA, Russell (Buddie) Spotts of Moville, IA, Linda (Roger) Hanson of Ida Grove, IA and Lorraine (Marc) Johnson of Battle Creek, IA; sisters-in-law Kathryn Spotts of Ida Grove, IA, Candice Marsicek of Omaha, NE, Claudia (Wes) Niles of Carroll, IA and Rebecca Thomas of Kansas City, MO; brother-in-law Ron Posey of Sioux City, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Ella Spotts; parents-in-law Arnold and Julia Thomas; brothers Robert, Ralph Jr. (Joan), and Ronald Spotts; and sister Lorna Posey.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 28, 2023
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa 

There will be a Facebook Live of the service on the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063608887080

OFFICIATING

Rev. Luann Benge

CASKET BEARERS

Steve Spotts
Jeff Spotts
Jerrod Johnson
Jason Johnson
Eric Hanson
Ray Netherton

Honorary Pallbearers
Randall's Nieces & Nephews

VISITATION

*One-Hour Prior to the Service*
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Juanuary 28, 2023
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" ~ solo
"In The Garden" ~ instrumental
"The Old Rugged Cross" ~ hymn
"I'll Fly Away" ~ recorded

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 11:53 AM
“Sharon, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is and will remain hard, until the end of time. When we live with someone so long, it becomes a larger loss when they leave us. We lose a huge part of our being. I know your faith is strong, and God will get you through this. I am praying for your strength, sending much love, Shand
- Shanda Thomas
Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 11:53 AM
“No words can express how sorry we are for your loss Aunt Sharon and to the entire Spotts Family. Uncle Randy will surely be missed by many but most of all by his entire family. Sending much Love to all of you today and always. Rhonda, Jordan and Faye. ”
- Rhonda & Jordan Paul
Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 11:53 AM
“Sympathy to your family from your Iowa National guard friend.”
- Roger Smith (Judson)
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 9:26 AM
“Extending my sincere sympathy to Sharon and the Spotts family. Kathy (Lewis) White”
- Kathy (Lewis) White
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 3:07 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to you Sharon and family!! May the memories of your times together get you all through this difficult time. Sending many hugs and prayers to all of you!!”
- Doug and Patty Wheeler
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 3:26 PM
“Sharon, you have our sympathy. Randy went to sleep and woke up God and other family members”
- Byron Hartwig
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 3:26 PM
“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OUR CONDOLENCES kENNY & aNNE THORNHILL”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhiill
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Spotts family for the loss of Randy. He was a great guy and will truly be missed by all. Rest in Peace.🙏🏻”
- Chris Kallas
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“Sharon and family Our sympathy to all of you
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
Monday, January 23, 2023 at 3:49 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss Sharon. Sincere sympathy to you.”
- Charlotte Tripp
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