Mark Milton Randall
Mark Milton Randall passed away on December 6, 2018 at his home in Park Rapids. Mark was born on September 14, 1955 in Fergus Falls, MN to Milton and Marie (Herzog) Randall. He grew up in Fergus Falls with his siblings and graduated high school in 1973. He married Peggy (Resch) in 1977 in Park Rapids and they moved to Wadena with their two daughters. The family then moved to Fergus Falls until they returned to Park Rapids in 1984. Mark and his wife Peggy enjoyed playing foosball and shooting pool together for many years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family. Mark was an avid hunter who grew up hunting with all of his brothers in the Fergus Falls area and taught his daughters and his grandson Cole to hunt at a very young age. He was a fisherman his entire life and it was his favorite way to spend his summers at the lake. Mark and his wife enjoyed collecting and polishing rocks over the last 10 years; it was quite a hobby for them. Mark was a natural born salesman and had a knack for telling a story. It could be true or completely far fetched but it would capture the attention of everyone in the room. Mark was the friendliest guy you could know and he always had time to talk to anyone or give an encouraging word. The constant jokester, he was always up for making you laugh. Mark worked for Holiday gas stations until he started in the insurance industry in 1978 as a successful multi-line agent. He worked for MSI insurance and then started Randall Training Schools in 1985; a nationwide training school. In 1993 Mark decided to put concentrated effort into mastering the field of long term care insurance with GoldenCare, where he worked alongside his brothers Jon and Tom. In 1993 he kicked off the successful QuickStart Training Program for GoldenCare career agents under his new training school Educational Concepts, INC (ECI); traveling and training agents nationwide over the years. Mark became recognized as one of the premiere authorities on long term care. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family; two daughters, Da'Nel Chase (Jeremy Chase) of Park Rapids, MN and Tamara Lee (Eli Lee) of Canyon Country, CA, seven grandchildren, Cole Randall (Shpresa), Blake Lee, Chase Munn, Dylan Lee, Paris Munn, Sage Chase, and Ceder Chase, his mother, Marie Randall, and brothers and sisters, Marsha Thiel, Greg Randall, Terri Randall, Dave Randall, Jon Randall, and Tom Randall; along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Peggy Randall and his father Milton Randall. A service will be held at Cease Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN at 2:00 on Friday December 14, 2018 followed by a reception at the local American Legion.