Obituaries


Randy "Buck" P. Merchlewitz
March 28, 1959 - December 29, 2012

HOFF CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER 507-452-4241
WINONA, MINN. – Randy P. “Buck” Merchlewitz, 53, of Winona, Minn., died on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn.
Buck was born on March 28, 1959, in Winona to Richard J. and Nancy L. (Cole) Merchlewitz. He was raised in Stockton. He worked as a cement mason for many years. He married Jeanne Weisbrod, they were later divorced. On December 7, 2002, he married Theresa Flaten. Buck was an excellent carpenter. In his spare time he enjoyed: fishing, hunting, cooking, canning and wildlife picture painting. He is survived by his wife Theresa; daughter Crystal Merchlewitz of Dover, Minn.; three step-sons: Jeremy (Emy) Rabe of Fillmore, Minn., Jamie (Stephanie) Rabe of Zumbrota, Minn., Dean (Denise) Rabe, Jr. of Stockton, Minn.; parents, Richard and Nancy Merchlewitz of Winona, Minn.; grandchildren: Destiny, Dyllan, Autumn, Lilly, Aydin, Charlie, Jeremy, Gabriel and Olivia; brothers: Rick (Karla) Merchlewitz of Lanesboro, Minn., Ronald (Arlene) Merchlewitz of Winona, Minn., Robert Merchlewitz of Stockton, Minn., Russell Merchlewitz of Mankato, Minn., and Rodney (Tammy) Merchlewitz of Ridgeway, Minn.; and his two friendly companions, his goat, Annie and his dog, Ranger.
Buck was preceded in death by his brother, Roger “Bugsy” Merchlewitz; his grandparents: Joseph and Rose Merchlewitz and Delmer and Mary Cole, and by his uncle, Joe Merchlewitz.
A Celebration of Buck’s life will be 12 noon on Saturday, January 5, 2012 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Jenny Hoff. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Please share a memory of Buck, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com