Randy Fath Dec. 10, 1947 - Jan. 6, 2014
BLOMKEST - Randy Fath, age 66, of Blomkest, MN died January 6, 2014 at his home. A gathering of friends and family will be Saturday January 25, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Randall Carlyle Fath was born December 10, 1947 at Luverne, MN, to Celester Theodore Fath and Mary Catherine (Appel) Fath. He grew up on the family farm located on the Nobles and Murray county line, near Iona, MN. Randy graduated from Fulda High School in 1965. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1972 including serving in Viet Nam and Thailand. He attended Jackson Vocational School where he first studied accounting and later graduated from the auto body program. Randy married Patricia Lee Aukes on October 10, 1973. Randy worked in the auto body field first at Sherburn and then at Marshalltown, Iowa. Later he was employed by Standard Oil Fertilizer at Slayton and at Lakefield. In 1979 Randy and Patricia moved to Blomkest where he operated an auto body and car wash business. In 1989 they moved to Harrys Corner where he has operated Randys Auto Sales ever since. He was a member of the Willmar American Legion. He had enjoyed both ice fishing and summer fishing, hunting, and his pets Darby, Sara, and Sarah. Randy truly enjoyed dealing with the public and visiting with everybody and he especially loved spending time with his three nephews, two great-nieces and two great-nephews.
Randy is survived by his wife Patricia Fath of Blomkest; his mother Mary Catherine Fath; his brother Bill (and Trisha) Fath; his three nephews: Troy (and Julie) Fath, Chad Fath, and Nick Fath (and Christy Gilleland); his two great-nieces: Peyton and Seirra; and his two great-nephews: Tyler, and Dylan. Randy was preceded in death by his father Celester Fath.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN
(320) 523-1102 www.dirksblem.com