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Randal Vern Kimball

Randal Vern Kimball

Randal Vern Kimball of New Castle and formerly of Kirkman, Iowa died May 25, 2010, at his home in New Castle with two of his sons by his side. He was 80.

Kimball, the son of John S. and Ruth (Wooster) Kimball was born in Kirkman, Iowa on May 9, 1930.

One of Randy’s first jobs was delivering newspapers, not on a bicycle but an airplane. Later he worked for various road construction companies, his latest being superintendent for Rippy Construction in New Castle. After retirement, Randy had an escort service in which he escorted vehicles with wide loads through mountain passes, canyons and restricted bridges. He also had a repair service in which he could fix most anything from an automobile to a clock.

Randy was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. If there was still one hour left of hunting, he would hunt. If there was one hour left to fish, he would fish, he loved these sports. Some of his other hobbies were flying, four wheeling and snowmobiling, having a garden the size of a football field and, last but not least, going to garage sales. He was a master at this; if there was a deal, he would find it!

In 1950, Randy was united in marriage to Audrey Jane Salyards in Kirkman. From this union one child was born, John. L. They were later divorced in 1963. In 1965, he married Ardith Ann Petersen, inheriting three stepchildren: Alan, Gary and Danny. Ardie died in 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives and one stepchild, Danny ‘Boone’ Petersen.

Those who will always honor and cherish his memory include his sons, John (Jane) Kimball of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; Alan (Shari) Petersen and Gary Petersen, all of Irwin; his special friend Barb Stone of New Castle; and many good friends.

Memorial service to be held on Friday, Aug. 20, 3p.m. in the park at Appletree Park or if rain will be at Appletree Community Room, New Castle. Join us for a reception at 4:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge in Glenwood Springs.

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