July 5, 2018


Randall “Randy” Lee Rademacker, 61, of Sebastian, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on the evening of Monday, June 25, 2018, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. He suffered a brain bleed from complications with leukemia.

Randy was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Jan. 16, 1957, to John “Jack” Rademacker and Lois Podey.

Randy was the ninth of 10 children. He graduated from Missouri Valley (Iowa) High School in 1975. He studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He later graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy where he earned his doctor of pharmacy degree. Randy moved to Florida a few years ago to be closer to his sisters Debbie and Neoma “Tookie”. He was a free spirit who loved life and loved the ocean. Randy had many things to be proud of, but most of all he was proud of his children and grandchildren. He was the best father and grandfather anyone could ask for. He had the biggest heart and was loved by so many.

Randy was married to Jeannie Kilnoski in 1979. After his divorce he married Becky Baratta and was blessed with four beautiful stepchildren: John, Gina, Jeremy and Jessica. Randy and Becky were blessed with a wonderful son, Drew, and a beautiful daughter, Tess. In 2010 Randy discovered he had another beautiful daughter, Melissa. Four months ago Randy met his soulmate, Carol-Ann Marty. In those four months they lived and loved a lifetime.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Jack; mother, Lois; stepfather Gus; and brothers Jim and John.

Randy is survived by his sons; Drew Rademacker (Amy) Carroll, Iowa; John Baratta (Heidi) Carroll, Iowa; Jeremy Baratta (Nicole) Omaha, Nebraska; daughters: Tess Rademacker (Joey) Manning, Iowa; Melissa Wehrli (Kevin) Blair, Nebraska; Gina Rose(Will) Oakland; and Jessica Nepper (Aaron) Carroll, Iowa; sisters: Debbie Martin, Sebastian, Florida; Neoma (Tookie) Smith, Sebastian, Florida; Jan Langholz, Glenwood, Iowa; Marlyce Schraeder , Denison, Iowa; and Carol Ann Androy, Sacramento, California; brothers: Jeff Rademacker (Loretta), Lincoln, Nebraska; Jason Eckermann (Michele) Harlan, Iowa; and his chosen brother Don Rhoten of West Des Moines, Iowa; his girlfriend, Carol-Ann Marty of Vero Beach, Florida; 23 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 13, in the ballroom at the Harlan (Iowa) Country Club. Randy requested his ashes to be spread in the ocean which will take place as a celebration of life in Sebastian, Florida, at a later date.