Green Burial

Randy Ray Schimmel


Donald L. Harris

Funeral services for Randy Ray Schimmel, 52, Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October, 8, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  He died Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

He was born on May 6, 1961 in Lawrence, KS the son of Raymond Charles Schimmel and Mary Lois (Anderson) Galyardt.

He was a 1980 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School.  He worked as an EO Specialist for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Survivors include two daughters, Katie Schimmel, Lawrence, KS and Miranda Schimmel, Florida; two sisters, Rose Schimmel, Lawrence, Rhonda Miller and husband, Russ, Topeka; two brothers, Ralph, Lawrence, Dary Meyer, San Diego, CA;  grandson, Nicolas Glynos; and step-mother, Mary Schimmel, Eudora.   He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, October, 7, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Randy Schimmel Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Mortuary.

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  • Jimmye DiGirlamo says:

    I didn’t know Randy well, just met him a year ago. What a kind and sweet man. Prayers to his family and friends.

  • Anonymous says:

    Randy was a great person I knew him most of my life, he will be missed by all, praying for his family, love to them all

    Jeannie Hansen

  • John Ellis says:

    I have numerous fond memories of Randy. He was a friend of a friend at first but then became my friend as well. He was a kind soul with a big heart, a great laugh and wonderful sense of humor (if not a bit twisted). He adored being a Grandpa, always sharing the latest pictures of his grandson on his iphone.

    My prayers and thoughts to his family and friends during this time. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

  • Anonymous says:

    Randy what a terrific guy. Will miss him so much. He was a great true friend to everyone he knew. Love you Randy, RIP.

  • Mike&Diane Leming says:

    Randy , was a fun nice guy, and glad to know!His life was too short, but god must needed him more. Rest in peace,old friend,will see you again! thoughts and prayers to family.

  • Brandi McNish says:

    I only knew Randy from the doctor’s office. He was always so kind. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Anonymous says:

    Goodbye my friend. You will be missed, such a nice caring man.

  • Bill Moorhead says:

    The Moorhead family (who knew the Schimmels at Immanuel long ago) sends their condolences. Blessings.

  • Connie Spears Morgan says:

    My heart felt sympathy’s to you Katie & Nicolas & also to Randy’s family. I’m sorry you have to go through this. Your Dad was a good man and a great Grandfather. He loved his Nick. If you need anything, I’m here.

  • David & Brenda Proper says:

    Our condolences to all the Schimmel family, we’re very sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Randy we’re all going to miss you.

  • Tony Phillips says:

    My condolences to all the Schimmel family, I am very sorry for your loss. I may not have known Randy personally, but losing a fellow Kansas Highway worker is like losing a brother. Rest in peace buddy.

  • Wendy Martinez says:

    Randy and I used to be brother and sister in law he was a good man my sons and his daughters are cousins I will pray for the family. Randy will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  • Deann Inloes Bartell says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Even though we hadn’t seen him for years, we have fond memories of him and his family. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Deann Inloes Bartell and Shari Inloes West

  • Paul Shirey says:

    I met Randy about 20 yrs. ago and when we both found out we were fellow highway worker’s a bond was formed. When we would run into each other both of us always had a story to tell rather it be KDOT or KTA and have a good laugh . Gonna miss ya brother ! R.I.P.

  • Cyndi Guerra says:

    Uncle Randy you are gone from us all to soon. I will miss you dearly! My prayers are with your family.

  • Cristina Smith-Johnson says:

    I knew Randy best as a little girl. Some of my earliest memories was of running back forth from Uncle Dennis and Aunt Kim’s to Aunt Teresa and Uncle Randy’s. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends that will miss him dearly.