CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Randy Willis Buchan, 82, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, with Rev. Dr. Pat Hall officiating. Burial will be at Clear Lake Cemetery with military honors provided by the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868.
Randy was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Randolph and Bessie Buchan.
He married Darlene Milow on June 22, 1958, in Wilbert, Minn.
Randy was baptized and confirmed at Ceylon Methodist Church in Ceylon, Minn.
A graduate of Ceylon High School, class of 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1956-1958, while being stationed in Germany.
In 1960, he and Darlene moved to Mason City, where he worked for Plumb Supply Company for the next 40 years, until his retirement.
Randy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868 and Veterans Memorial Golf Club in Clear Lake. He was an avid sports fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Iowa Hawkeyes and Clear Lake Lions. He enjoyed golfing and socializing with his friends.
During his retirement, he and Darlene liked to spend winters in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Randy is survived by four children, Pamela (Brian) Thomsen, and their sons Riley and Ian of St. Louis, Mo., Lynne (Don) Bray and their children D.J., Emily and Sydney of Swampscott, Mass., Rick (Jackie) Buchan, and their sons Mitchell and Trevor of Albany, Calif., Brad (Jodi) Buchan, and their children Ben and Zoey of Johnston, Iowa; and sister, Julie (Charlie) Minter of Sedalia, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, Joel.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake. 641-357-2193.