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Randy Donald Board

Randy Donald Board was born on January 19, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota to Jacobina (Hofer) and Jean Board. He grew up on a farm in Carpenter, SD. He graduated from Willow Lake high school in 1970. Randy married Shawn Fisher on August 11th, 1984. They had 1 child together and divorced after being married 15 years but remained good friends.

Randy drove semi-trucks for Midwest Coast in the 1980’s and then worked at the Pilot Truck stop for most of the 1990’s. He moved to Blunt, SD in 1999 and worked on a private farm until he was diagnosed with COPD in 2014. He then moved to Sioux Falls and attempted to retire but soon found that he wasn’t quite ready for that. In 2016 he traveled to Arizona and did private farming for his long-time friend Lon (Denise) Wurz. He experienced some health issues while down there and decided to come back to Sioux Falls. He then moved to Presho, SD in 2017 and did private farming for his dear friend Scott Terca. In 2018 his COPD started to become more severe and in 2019 he was finally ready to retire. He then moved to Sioux Falls where he lived with his daughter.

Randy enjoyed socializing with his friends, playing cards and games, watching TV, reading Western novels, and drinking coffee. He loved being outdoors and prior to his health issues liked to go hunting and to sporting events. He really enjoyed telling jokes and making people laugh. Many called him the “life of the party.” Most of all he loved spending time with his grandsons and watching them grow.

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Carpenter, SD on February 5th, 2022 at 1pm. A private family burial will be held this spring at the Richland Cemetery in Carpenter.

Randy is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Curtis Board; his nephews: Brad and Joel Brede; and his ex-wife: Shawn. Randy is survived by his daughter: Cortney Board (Charles Rada), Sioux Falls; his grandsons: Nolan and Colin; his siblings: Sherry (Dick) Brede, Carpenter, Stella Board (Cheryl Jauert) Doland, Wenda Barbe, Vermillion, Sherwin (Rose Marie) Board, Germany, and Wayne (Sherry) Board, Doland; and many nieces and nephews. 

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