Randall Lee Deines
Randall Lee Deines, 66, of Stilwell, KS lost his battle with cancer on February 24, 2021. Randy was able to pass on from this earthly life in the comfort of his own home with his family at his bedside. The hospice chaplain was able to visit Randy in the home prior to his passing.
Randy was born on June 28, 1954 in WaKeeney, KS to LaVerne and Delores (Goetz) Deines who married in 1950. LaVerne was a farmer from WaKeeney, KS and Delores was a homemaker, seamstress, and “card player” from Park, KS. Randy attended Trego County High School where he was class president and lettered in sports, graduating in 1972. He worked at a young age at the local gas station, along with his family duties on the farm which were limited at times due to bouts of hay fever. Randy played multiple sports in his youth, including baseball, basketball, and tennis. He was particularly good at bowling and represented his home-town in multiple bowling leagues.
Randy received an Associates Degree from Parks Business College in Denver, Colorado. In 1973, he met Debbie Bradley and they were married in August 1974. Randy and Debbie had a son Nicholas (Cole) Lee Deines, born November 26, 1980.
In 1977, Randy hired on with the corporate headquarters for Payless Cashways, Inc. in Denver, CO. The company soon moved this office to Kansas City, MO. There he thrived through a twenty plus year career. During that time, he climbed the ranks, working as accounting manager, controller, store systems manager/conversion, director of store ops, and district manager. Randy earned many accolades for his achievements at Payless, including international vacations. A corporate bankruptcy ended his Payless career, but Randy was able to use his depth of business knowledge at a handful of construction and farm/ranch businesses before striking off on his own. He ran his own business as a general contractor for the last 15 years, performing home and business renovations, maintenance and repairs.
Randy enjoyed participating in and watching sports. Whether in person or on TV, he enthusiastically followed KU Jayhawk’s basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs, Big 12 college football, Nascar, and pro golf. Many of his favorite moments in life happened while golfing with friends throughout the U.S. and around the world. Randy also loved his TV and remote control … he recorded many hours-worth of shows … including EVERY Perry Mason episode (271).
Throughout his life, Randy worked hard and played hard. He brought humor and energy to everything he did. Among other things, Randy was a quick-study, a great story teller, and a thoughtful mentor. He made a great many friends along the way, whose love and respect he cherished. One of his proudest achievements in his life was that he made a positive difference in the lives of the people around him.
Randy is survived by his partner Cheryl Trayer of Stilwell, KS; his son Nicholas (Cole) Deines, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Dale-Deines, and his precious granddaughter Ella Deines (6) of Arlington, VA; his three sisters – LaVerna Joleen Heckman (Rick) of Reno, NV; Leanna Rae Mohr (Ernie) of DeSoto, KS; Stacey Dia Hodges (Kelly) of Shawnee, KS; nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, LaVerne (1987) and Delores (2019) Deines, of WaKeeney, KS.
Memorial services have been postponed due to COVID, to happen later in the year. Randy’s ashes will be buried at Trego Center Zion Lutheran Cemetery in WaKeeney, KS.
If you would like to honor Randy’s memory with a gift, please consider donating to one of the following:
—Kansas City NARI Futures Fund (focused on growing youth interest in the remodeling industry)
—The Whole Person (which, among other things, will provide home modifications for those in need)
—Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City