Randall L. "Randy" Vanderhoof
October 02, 1952 - December 28, 2021
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 1/2/2022
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 1/3/2022
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 1/3/2022
Evergreen Cemetery

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Randall Lee “Randy” Vanderhoof, age 69, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Randy was born October 2, 1952, in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Billy and Carolyn (Briggs) Vanderhoof. He was raised in Red Oak graduating from Red Oak High School in 1970. He started working for Cliff Houtchens Body Shop and then was drafted into the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Patricia Gohlinghorst on July 16, 1971. He later married Carolyn Magnuson-Fouts on December 15, 1978, in Omaha, Nebraska. Randy started his own body shop in 1982 where he continued working until the end, alongside his son, Chad. Retirement was never part of his plan, rather focused on helping the next person in line. He was a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene where he was a Trustee and served on the board. Randy was also a member of the Red Oak Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau. Randy was a proud contributor to many organizations locally. Randy had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, and camping. He cherished time spent with his family and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren. Through the years he loved watching local athletic events as well as Hawkeye and Kansas City Chiefs football on TV.

Preceding him in death was his father: Bill Vanderhoof. Survivors include his wife: Carolyn Vanderhoof of Red Oak; children: Chad Vanderhoof and wife Lori of Red Oak; Angela Vanderhoof of Red Oak; Bryan Fouts and wife Julie of Red Oak; and Kristy Cooper and husband Josh of Elkhorn, NE; 17 grandchildren: Nicole Hughes and husband Bill; Cameron Vanderhoof; Randi Vanderhoof; Savanna Abraham; Josie Vanderhoof; and Alex Adolphson all of Red Oak; Jordan Johnson and husband Kyle of Elliott, IA; Blaire Gade and fiancé Dan Livingston of Griswold, IA; Paige, Cody, Bailey, Nicholas, Riley, Ethan, and Addison Fouts of Red Oak; and Alivia and Brooklyn Cooper of Elkhorn, NE; 9 great grandchildren: Brody, Bently, Ali, Zane, Owen, Kase, Brantley, Adaline, and Ella; mother: Carolyn Vanderhoof of Red Oak; sister: Cathy Jones and husband Marty of Carbon, IA; brothers: Rod Vanderhoof of Red Oak and Reggie Vanderhoof of Griswold, IA; brothers-in-law: Daryl Magnuson of Carbon, IA and Donald Magnuson and wife Vicki of Bellevue, NE; sister-in-law: Kathy Powers and husband John of Red Oak; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, January 3, 2022, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 PM Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. A memorial fund is being established and may be directed to the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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