Randall Stracker, 71, Table Grove, went home to be with the Lord at 8:40 PM, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at his home.
He was born on February 13, 1950, in Macomb, the son of Dwight and Joy (Kirkbride) Stracker. He married the love of his life, Sharon Haney on August 8, 1970 in Vermont and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters Cara (Chris Schisler) Yocum of Table Grove and Sara (Dan) Schmalshof of Macomb, bonus daughter Bekkah Raleigh and husband Devon of Bushnell, seven grandchildren Lauren Schmalshof, Lilyan Schmalshof, Walker Yocum, Macoy Yocum, Lane Schmalshof, Lincoln Schmalshof and Londyn Schmalshof, one sister Beth Mason and husband Terry of Table Grove, sisters-in-law Penni Stracker of Vermont and Donna Haney of Rushville, brothers-in-law Steve (Tess) Haney and Dave Thomas all of Vermont, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant grandchildren, one brother Dee Stracker, niece Carla Mason, parents-in-law John and Ruby Haney and Barbara Haney, brother-in-law Joe Haney, sister-in-law Ann Thomas and dear friend Corky Stienkruger.
Randall was a 1968 graduate of VIT High School and attended Spoon River College.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for over 30 years at the Caterpillar Mapleton Plant as a core maker. He was a proud member of Local 974 Caterpillar UAW and served as a union steward.
He was a member of the Table Grove Community Church, Table Grove American Legion, and for over 25 years the Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad. He also served as the Farmers Township Supervisor for over 25 years. He was an avid bowler, bowling a 300 game on December 17, 1998. He also enjoyed watching the Cubs.
Randall never met a stranger and was always willing to give you the shirt off of his back. He was a perfectionist. His family was all that he lived for and attending all of his daughters sporting events was one of the highlights of his life.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 19, 2021, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Rob Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Harris Cemetery, in Table Grove, with military rites by the US Army Burial Detail and the Ipava American Legion. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to the Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A recording of the service will be available on the funeral home website following the service.