Randy Spitzer


Randy W. Spitzer, 75, Mandan, ND died Saturday June 11, 2022 at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND.

Randy was born February 4, 1947 at Streeter, ND the son of Helmuth and Lorraine (Buchert) Spitzer. He attended the local rural school and graduated from Streeter High School in 1965. He attended Valley City State College graduating in 1972 with a BS degree in Chemistry with a minor in Physics. He taught at Fort Totten for a year and then in Warwick, ND for a year.

He and Wanda Derby were married February 6, 1971 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamestown, ND. They made their home on a farm near Montpelier where they raised their family until 1984, when they moved to Valley City. He then worked for Job Service of ND for 35 years living in Fargo and then Mandan, ND where he has resided since.

Randy enjoyed many things including woodworking, gardening, puzzles, fishing and playing cards, but most of all spending time with his wife and family; they would go thrifting and loved spending time restoring pieces they would find. He also enjoyed watching thunderstorms on his back deck, singing in the Church choir and was with Jamestown Choralaires for a few years.

Randy is survived by 3 children, Lorri (Chris) Strand, Kalispell, MT; Jason Spitzer, Sierra Vista, AZ; Shawn Spitzer, Denver, CO; 2 grandchildren, Zach and Ethan Strand; 1 sister Karla (Scott Friedman) Spitzer, Somis, CA; 1 sister-in-law Bonnie (Chuck) Schmitz; 1 niece Niki (Mark) Wickman and 1 great nephew, Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife in 2018.

Funeral Service- 2:00 PM Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Greg Allen, officiating

Visitation- 9a-7p Thursday at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 4-7p

Interment - Sunset Memorial Gardens- Jamestown, ND

Arrangements - Haut Funeral Home- Jamestown.

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