Obituary – Randal Lanser

Laurel — Randal Lanser, 61, Laurel. died Dec. 3, 2017.
Visitation and a prayer services were Dec. 7 at First Lutheran Church, Allen.
Funeral services were Dec. 8 at First Lutheran Church, Allen, with Rev. Chris Hjelmstad officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Schlines, Brian Hirchert, Tim Hill, Bruce Nelson, Kevin Erickson, Lyle Grone, Jeff Engel and Neil Blohm.
Active pallbearers were Nicholas Miller, Cody Miller, Jared Miller, Luke McCorkindale, Matt Dohma and Spencer Lowe.
Interment was in Laurel Cemetery, Laurel.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home, Laurel
Randal Larry Lanser was born March 19, 1956, in Wakefield to Larry and Shirley (Jensen) Lanser. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Allen. He graduated from Allen High School in 1974. He then attended Marine mechanic training, and cooling and refrigeration training. Randy was well known to everyone as “Shine.” Randy settled on a farm north of Laurel and began farming. He married Susan McCorkindale in June 1984. They had one son, Mitchel James. Randal married Annette Pritchard in November 2010.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, boating, water sports, traveling, cooking, socializing with friends, and listening to Jimmy Buffett. Randy always believed “Farming is not an occupation, it’s a lifestyle.” His idea of a perfect day would conclude with a sunset on the Missouri River.
Randy is survived by his wife, Annette; daughters, Susan Pritchard , Sioux Falls, S.D.; Lori Pritchard (fiancé, Spencer Lowe), Lincoln; and Amy Pritchard (fiancé, Matt Dohma), Newcastle; mother, Shirley Lanser, Allen; son, Mitchel Lanser, Wayne; brother, Gary Lanser, Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Sue (Warren) Miller, Allen; sisters-in-law, Kandy Lanser, Laurel; Sandy (Dave) McCorkindale, Lincoln; Sherri (Jason) Korte, Waukee, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephews.
Randy was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan Lanser; father, Larry Lanser; and brother, Frank Lanser.
Memorials may be directed to the Lanser Family for later designation.