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Randall D. Giertz

Randall D. Giertz

Randall Dean Giertz

Randall Dean Giertz passed away August 8th, 2021 at the age of 65 after a two year battle with cancer. Randy passed away at home surrounded by family.  

Randy was born in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School. He proudly served in the military as a Mortar Platoon Sergeant before coming home to take over his family business with his father & brother. Randy married Nancy Hintz and they had two children, Amy and Cory, and later divorced.  Randy was instrumental in creating an industry leading beverage wholesaler, and was passionate about spending time in the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his father Bill Giertz and mother Anne Wagner (Newman).

He is survived by his wife Pam Purdy, two children Amy (Scott) Gilberts and Cory (Molly) Giertz, six grandchildren; Grant, Charles, Mack, Grace, Beau, & Joseph. His siblings; Terry (Rosie) Giertz, Linda (Wayne) Hogg, Bob Giertz, Kim (Dave) Karis, Missy (Rick) Hinrichs, Marcie Tomlinson (Ben Reeser). Randy was a passionate professional, loving husband, and adoring, supportive father. He will be missed.

 Cheers Randy, this Bud’s for you.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday August 12, 2021 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Burial with Military Honors will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

A Celebration of Randy's life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday August 13, 2021 at Dean & Sue's Bar & Grill (2002 Midway Road) in Menomonie.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dunn County Fish & Game in Randy’s memory.


  1. Joseph Lehmann

    Sending our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Vicci Rosenberg

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Randall prayers to the family!!

  3. lisa Scof Moe

    Our hearts go out to the family, we are so sorry for your loss of Randy ????????
    Lisa and Jim Moe and the Scholfield family, R I P Randy

  4. Nancy Duncan

    Deepest sympathies to the whole Giertz family. Beautiful memories will live on forever. This Buds for you Randy...enjoy one with Dave. God bless.

  5. Rande Purdy

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Giertz Family! Our Prayers for strength, healing, remembering wonderful memories..
    This BUD is for YOU SIR!!! God Bless you all!
    Rande, Judy, Entire Cheers Bar &Grill Team!!

  6. Shelley Rasmussen

    Sending prayers and hugs to Pam and Randy’s family at this difficult time. Also special hugs to my dear friend Sandy. She has been so supportive for her daughter Pam during Randy’s battle with cancer. May God be with you and family and may you all keep the memories of Randy in your hearts.

  7. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all.

  8. Bonnie Knutson

    My sincerest condolences to you Pam, also to his family.

  9. Dave & Judy Hesch

    Extending our deepest sympathies to you, Pam and all of Randy’s family. He was a great man, full of life and humor! He will be missed by many but is now at peace forever! RIP Randy.

  10. Sharon Cole Coon

    So sorry to hear of Randy's passing. We graduated together, and I remember him as a fun loving person to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  11. Sharon & Jon Becker

    At a time like this, God is by your side. As you and the family move through this time of sorrow and grief remember to ask God for the strength, and courage to face each day and each circumstance with love and compassion. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sharon & Jon Becker

  12. pierre mccormick

    To the Giertz family,
    So sorry to hear about Randy's death. He was always so passionate and a I always enjoyed seeing him at our various meetings. Sad this morning and in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pierre McCormick

  13. Denise (Manor) Risler

    Giertz family I am so sorry for your loss I have sooooo many great memories of Randy while growing up. He use to babysit for Kim and I would spend the night and he always made us watch scary movies! Playing hide and seek in the warehouse was always fun and recording ourselves to send to him while he was in the service was a weekly occurrence. You are with star now playing fetch again and reunited with your parents Rest In Peace you will be missed!

  14. Liddy Achter

    I am so sorry for all Randy has dealt with over the past 2 years and so sorry for the loss of
    all his family and friends! Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you all. Warm regards!

  15. Scott Ebert

    Sorry for your Loss!! I have lots of good, fun, memories of seeing Randy Deer Hunting, Golfing, and at the Sand Bar....(on Tainter).... always was a Positive Person....He will be missed!!

  16. Arlen Peterson

    Dear Friends, I am so sorry to hear about this. Please know that God has Randy in his eternal care. That same God loves you all immensely.

    Arlen Peterson

  17. Valerie Ahrens

    My Condolences go out to the Giertz family

  18. Tum and Janice Niehoff

    Pam we are so sorry. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Randy will live on in our hearts and our memories forever.

    Tim and Jan.

  19. Marilyn Rudiger Fedderly

    Sorry Amy, Cory & Family in the loss of your Dad!

  20. Harry Nelson

    I am sorry for your loss. From a Menominee classmate to a military comrade in Hawaii to working in the business, Randy you were one of the greats!

  21. Deb & Chuck Vind

    My heart hurts for you Pam, & his Family...he was an outstanding pillar in our community of Menomonie forany years. Thoroughly enjoyed working with him & BILLS Distributing when we had The Office & Goodtime Charlies❣
    Sending HUGS & Condolences to all❣
    Here's to you Randy..."one more & we're staying"❣????????????????

  22. Chuck J Vind

    Pam so sorry for your loss. Randy was such fun to be around he will be missed by the Menomonie community, his friends and family. But always remembered with a smile.

  23. William Keyes

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  24. Randy Raprager

    My condolences to the entire Gertz family.

  25. Josh Eager

    My deepest sympathy to Pam, Amy, Cory, and all of Randy's family. Even though I only knew Randy for 6 years, he was an extraordinary man and leaves an everlasting imprint on my life. This Buds for you Randy

  26. Linda L Robinson

    i am so sorry to hear of your loss , he was a funny and a great guy , he will be missed a lot , sending BIG hugs to pam and amy and cory , this is linda robinson , was friends with bob giertz a few years ago , we had so great times together oxox

  27. Diane Fox

    Our sincere condolences to the family

  28. Donald Niestrom III

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you from the Niestroms to the Giertz Family.

  29. Leah McKane

    I am sending loving prayers to the Giertz family during this difficult time. My recollection of Randy would be his cheerful smile, sense of humor, and good looks!! God bless you all!

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