Randy Worden

Randy F. Worden, age 58 of Jordan, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2PM, with a time of gathering starting at 12noon, at Ballard- Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 104 West First Street, Jordan. Military honors will be provided by the Jordan Vets Honor Guard. Randy will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

On February 7, 1960 in Wadena, MN, Robert and Alice (Watkins) Worden, announced the birth of their son, Randy Fay Worden. He was the fourth of five children to grow up in Staples, MN. As a young boy, Randy grew fond of the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with friends and relatives.

Following his graduation from Staples High School in 1978, Randy enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Puerto Rico and later Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Receiving his honorable discharge, Randy joined the reserves and moved home.

Returning home began a new chapter in Randy’s life. He reconnected with many friends—most importantly with Virginia “Jenny” Humphreys. Their friendship blossomed into love and the couple exchanged wedding vows March 16, 1985 in Hopkins, MN. Their marriage was blessed with two children. Over the years, the family lived in Hopkins, Chaska, and Shakopee before settling in Jordan.

Randy worked tirelessly to provide for his family. Over the years, he did building maintenance at Hopkins Health Care, Radermachers, and other facilities before ending his career at St. Jude Medical. In his free time, Randy enjoyed the simple things in life—spending time with friends and family! Many weekends in the early years were spent fishing, hunting, tubing down the river, and camping at Gull Lake and Lake Minnewashta. In recent years, spending time with his family and precious granddaughters was his favorite past time.

Randy will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 33 years, Jenny Worden; children, Allison (Tim) Bortness, Jon Worden; granddaughters, Aubrey Bortness, Autumn Bortness; siblings, Linda (Bryan) Knodel, Robert (Carol) Worden, Susan (Tim) Brawley; brother-in-law, Jerry Dukowitz; other relatives and friends.

There to welcome Randy home in Heaven is his father, Robert Worden; mother, Alice (Bert) Eskro, sister, Gail Dukowitz, and other beloved family members.

Arrangements by Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Jordan.

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  1. Yolonda Taylor :

    Jenny and family
    I am sending prayers and thoughts your way. My prayer is that you all find the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, and that it will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. I know this is a very difficult time and that your hearts are broken, but know that “God has his hands on you”, and he promise to never leave you in your time of need…..it’s at times like this that we need an an anchor, and that anchor is our Lord. Please stay prayerful and know that I am am yet praying for the family, as Randy is now at peace, and his soul is anchored in the Lord! Remember, God sits high and he looks low, he’s a God that never sleeps, and we can go to him at anytime, even in the midnight hour.

  2. Jenny and Family, So sorry about Randy’s sudden passing. Your words told a story of a wonderful husband and father. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all.

  3. Christopher A Markey :

    Hi Jenny and Family,

    We are truly sorry for Randy’s passing.

    Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Best Regards,

    Chris Markey

  4. Bob Erlander :

    Jenny and family
    I am so sorry to here of Randy’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  5. Thank you Lynn!

  6. David Gardiner :

    Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing! I had the honor of serving a year with him in Puerto Rico at the Coast Guard Marine safety office in San Juan when we were both 18 and 19!

    He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed driving and patrolling the harbor with him!

    • Thank you, I really appreciate the note. I remember those Coast Guard days, so young. He never lost that sense of humor.

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