In Memory: Randall “Randy” Christiansen ’72, OD ’74

Randall “Randy” Christiansen ’72, OD ’74 died Nov. 3, 2018, at age 68, at the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton, Minn.

He attended Pacific’s College of Optometry before moving all around the U.S. due to his military service. He retired after serving 30 years in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Alaska Air National Guards, and settled in Fairbanks, Alaska, working as an optometrist.

On June 4, 2011, he married Diane Hinrichsen, and they remained in Fairbanks until 2012 when they moved back to his hometown, Slayton. He was a member of the Slayton American Legion Post, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the Christ Lutheran Church. He was also a past member of the Corvette Club, Kiwanis, and the Coin Club in Fairbanks. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, coin collecting, woodworking, cooking, playing cards, golfing, and his tree farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Megan White, Matthew, and Kellie Rhodes; two grandchildren; siblings, Debbie (and Jerry) Lyons, Janet (and Bob) Johnson, and Leigh; and an extended family. 

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018