Randy Magnussen



December 3, 2018

Start Time:

4-6:00 pm


Overton Funeral Home


714 First Street
Traer, IA 50675

Randy Dale Magnussen

Monday, December 3, 2018 from 4-6:00 pm
Overton Funeral Home
714 First Street
Traer, IA 50675

Private Burial at a Later Date

Randy Dale Magnussen was born in Waterloo, Iowa on October 11, 1943, son of Dale and Marjorie (Nissen) Magnussen.  He was raised in Traer and graduated with the Traer High School Class of 1961.  Randy was married to Phyllis Herink at St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer on April 9, 1964.  The couple made their home in Traer while he worked at John Deere’s Tractor Works in Waterloo.  Randy founded Randolph’s, Inc., a petroleum transportation company, in 1973. For the next 35 years he worked countless hours building the company his family would later become part of. Randy retired in 2007. He served as a Trustee for the Traer Municipal Utilities Board from 1989 to 2006 and served as its Chairman from 1996 to 2006. Randy enjoyed, boating, golfing, DJing and watching his granddaughters run track.  He also had a passion for cycles. Most are aware of his love for motorcycles. He was also very proud that he could ride a unicycle. Randy looked forward to spending time with his friends at the Traer golf course.

Randy passed away at the age of 75 years on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Sunrise Hill Care Center of Traer.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son-in-law, Mark Dinsdale.  Randy is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 54 years; his son, Marty (Gina) Magnussen of Marion; his daughter, Shelby Dinsdale of Traer; 5 grandchildren:  Jack, Max, and Elle Magnussen; Brooke (Taylor Schupbach) and Blaire (Channing Puls) Dinsdale; and two great-granddaughters, Brie and Indy Schupbach.  Randy will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be directed to his family.


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