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Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home and Cremation Center

217 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Richard Robert Rand

August 28, 1940September 10, 2019

Richard Robert Rand, age 79, of Coconut Creek, Florida, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Mr. Rand was born on August 28, 1940, in Aberdeen, Washington, where he spent his formative years. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in June of 1963 at the University of Washington. He later attended Ambassador College in 1965 and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology in 1968. During this time, he met his future wife, Florence (Judy) Morse. They were married in June of 1968 and spent many wonderful years together, having recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

Mr. Rand was ordained into the ministry in 1969 and served many congregations, including Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, and Florida. In May of this year, he received recognition for 50 years of service in the ministry. Mr. Rand was a wonderful husband and doting father and grandfather. He will be remembered for his outward friendliness and sense of humor and for his love of family, history, classical music, and the automotive industry.

Mr. Rand is survived by his wife, Judy, their sons David (Deborah) Rand and Michael (Maria) Rand, daughters Julie Kruger and Carolyn Rand and three beautiful granddaughters: Savannah, Mirielle, and Sophia. He is also survived by his siblings, Janice Gallagher, Roger Rand, Barbara Rogers, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for Mr. Rand will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Deerfield Beach Memorial Cemetery, 380 NE 6th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kraeerdeerfieldbeach.com for the Rand family.

  • FAMILY

  • Judy Rand, Wife
  • David (Deborah) Rand, Son
  • Michael (Maria) Rand, Son
  • Julie Kruger, Daughter
  • Carolyn Rand, Daughter
  • Janice Gallagher, Sister
  • Roger Rand, Brother
  • Barbara Rogers, Sister
  • Mr. Rand also leaves granddaughters Savannah, Mirielle, and Sophia along with many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Graveside Service Sunday, September 22, 2019

Memories

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Dianne Pomeroy

September 22, 2019

I did not personally know Richard. But his lovely wife, Judy, is a friend. I know she loved him dearly, and towards the end was with him almost constantly to take care of and comfort him. My heart goes out to her and the family. I am aware of the sad feelings they are now undergoing as I went through the same situation not that long ago. Your friends love you, Judy, and we are all holding you in our hearts at this time and for always.

Lloyd Garrett

September 21, 2019

My first 5 years out of college was spend in Missouri. During that time I was able to serve in the Columbia, Missouri congregation under Mr. Rand's leadership.
I have so many wonderful memories of my time there and truly appreciated the wisdom, kindness and love he showed to me as single man at the time. He had an amazing sense of humor. He taught me a lot about service, finances, automobiles and just enjoying life. We spend a lot of time together serving the lovely people in Columbia. Thank you for the memories.
May the Lord bless Mrs. Rand and family with peace and comfort during this time.

Lloyd Garrett
Bowie, Maryland

Bill and Cindi Penman

September 17, 2019

Awe! We just loved Mr Rand!
A kinder, sweeter, super ,gentle, easy going God loving man you’d have a hard time finding!
Our condolences to you Judy and Family! Miss you all! Xoxoxo

Deborah Rand

September 17, 2019

Over the years, I had many wonderful and enlightening conversations with Dad. He was the easiest of people to talk to. He was funny, pithy, caring and thoughtful. He could talk about everything from classical music to world news, from cars to financial advice. He was truly one of a kind. Irreplaceable. Though Dad is resting for now and is deeply missed, he will be back. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet shall sound! We look forward to that day.

Roy and Norma Nicholas

September 17, 2019

We loved Mr Rand and will dearly miss him. Roy and Norma

Rick and Deb Augherton

September 16, 2019

Sending many warm hugs to the family and looking forward to when we can all be together again!

Mike Moore

September 15, 2019

He defined the office of Pastor. A living, caring and dedicated servant who selflessly gave of himself to always help others. Never knew a stranger. Was never too busy or tired to help. He will be greatly missed for now and remembered always.

Sleep well our friend your work is done for now and your race is finished.

Love you

Carol Volkers

September 15, 2019

I thank God for having known Richard all these years. He was a wonderful man, minister and friend. Whenever I played the piano, he was my greatest critic and inspired me to play better. I will miss him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY