Randy Read

Service

Date: Sat, April 23, 2016
Start time: 1:00 pm
Location:
Lutheran Church of the Cross - Cross Cafe
Address:
1701 8th St. SW, Altoona
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Sat, April 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Lutheran Church of the Cross
Address:
1701 8th St SW, Altoona

Randy Read

October 23, 1956 - March 31, 2016

Randy Read, 59, of Des Moines passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 23, 1956 in Ames to Alvin and Jean Read.

Randy grew up in Ames. He met his future wife, Lyrio, as a child when he and his family spent 2 years in the Philippines. Randy enjoyed many things in life. He loved fishing, garage sales, auctions, being a scout leader, computers, gardening, wrenching, trips to Menards, and helping others.

Randy is survived by his wife, Lyrio; son, Tomas; parents, Alvin and Jean Read; brothers, Terry, Richard (Sheri), and Robert; sister, Marsha (Mark) Olinghouse; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and his loyal dog, Patches.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Cross – Cross Café, 1701 8th St. SW in Altoona on April 23, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Randy’s family would like to thank the University of Iowa Palliative Care staff and the staff of Hospice of the Midwest for their exceptional care and kindness throughout Randy’s illness.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for future distribution.

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