Randy Loran Wiedmeier was born in Yankton, SD to Loran and Margie Wiedmeier on April 23rd, 1958. He grew up on the family farm and attended a country school until the 8th grade. Randy went to Viborg High School and later went on to serve in the United States Air Force. When his father passed away, Randy returned to South Dakota to farm. There he met Kari Olson and they married on April 8, 1978 at Scandia Lutheran Church. In 1979 they welcomed Daughter Jennifer into the world. Randy and Kari farmed outside of Menno, SD for many years. Randy had always dreamed of living in Montana, so in 1992, he and his family relocated to Billings.
He was a well-respected and hardworking Master Electrician. In Billings, Randy worked for many years for Eaton Electric. In 2004, Randy and Kari opened R&K Electric.
Randy loved doing anything outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved snowmobiling, fourwheelers, riding the Razor and his Harley. In 2007, Randy and Kari bought a home in Martinsdale, MT. Randy loved his time there and being so close to the Little Belt and Castle Mountains.
Randy was kind hearted and did a great deal to help others. He will be missed by his many friends and family members back in southeastern South Dakota, as well as the Billings and Martinsdale, MT areas. Most of all he loved his family, especially his two grandchildren. Randy always had a funny story, and a contagious laugh, especially after a little blackberry.
Randy is proceeded in death by his parents Loran and Margie Wiedmeier, his father-in-law Donald Olson, and several aunts and uncles.
Randy is survived by his wife Kari (Olson) Wiedmeier, his son-in-law and daughter Travis and Jennifer Clark and their children Gwyneth and Oliver, his sister Judy, Aunt Carol Peterson, Aunt Avis Chistensen, and Uncle John (Mary) Wiedmeier as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials can be sent to the American Legion Post 4 (1540 Broadwater Ave., Billings, MT 59102)
A visitation will take place Monday, June 4th from 9 am to 1 pm. Services will be held after the viewing at The Heights Family Funeral Home at 1:00 in the afternoon. A short reception with light refreshment will be served immediately after the service.