Randy Steven Schlecht

Mar 22, 1951 – Jan 8, 2019

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Randy was born March 22, 1951 in Mobridge, South Dakota to Alvin and Leona (Schilling) Schlecht. At 6 months old he was on the move to Seattle, Washington with his family. He lived between Georgetown and Des Moines his entire life except for college. Randy enjoyed Little League baseball and lettered in basketball at Pacific JH and Mt Rainier HS. He graduated in 1969 from Mt Rainier High School in Des Moines then from Western Washington State College in Bellingham and in 1977 earning a teaching degree in math for elementary and secondary students. He married Christine Morris in 1974 and Ryan was born in 1976. Teaching middle school teens was his passion. He substitute taught, but with no permanent position available in the south end of Seattle he started a 30 year Industrial Engineer career at the Boeing Defense program. He retired at the age of 55 in 2006 and spent his free time in Bible study classes, crossword puzzles, fantasy football, NCAA Bracketology, horse racing, casino and cards with family and friends.

Randy is survived by his son Ryan (Cindi) Schlecht of Austin, Tx., 2 grandchildren Blake and Hannah and his siblings Richard (Sharon) Schlecht of Maple Valley, Peggy (Kenn) Beck of Federal Way and Rodney (Dinah) Schlecht of Denver, Co.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents Alvin & Leona Schlecht.

There will be “A Celebration of Life” for Randy February 9, 2019 at Noon. Join us for lunch and sharing memories at Water Gardens Clubhouse 21806 SE 276th St Maple Valley Wa. 98038 Parking is available outside the south gate and inside along any side walk side, do not block drive ways. 


Eugene Schlecht
Seattle, WA
Feb 13, 2019

Randy, you will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know you. I wish we would have had more to together. We did find and enjoy some things in common at one of the local casinos, such as food, our favorite types of wagering and the atmosphere in general. It always gave us the opportunity to visit for a while and catch up on what was happening in our lives, which I always enjoyed. You left us far too soon, Randy. Rest in peace.

Frank wnd Penny Savage
Tumwater, WA
Feb 6, 2019

You will be missed by many, Cousin Randy. My memories of you go back to when you arrived in Seattle as a toddler. I honestly cannot remember a time you weren’t funloviing as a kid. As an adult, you always seemed to have a smile on your face. You were instrumental in caring for Leona. We are so thankful we recently ran into you, having a pleasant conversation. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy Beck
Federal Way, Washington
Feb 3, 2019

There is a hole in my heart and life my brother. You are loved and missed.

Scott Roberts
Normandy Park, WA
Feb 1, 2019

My classmate, teammate, college roommate, and lyricist for our ertswhile songwriting team, my friend Randy was smart, funny, and above all, a genuinely nice person. I will miss him.

Randy Huhn
Arroyo Grande, CA
Jan 30, 2019

Rand and I came of age together in Des Moines and Bellingham. Even though I moved away 40 years ago, I considered him my best friend. I miss Randy very much.

Craig Koeppler
Issaquah, WA
Jan 29, 2019

To all Randy's family and friends, my heartfelt wishes for healing. We've been friends for over 50 years and Randy was my best man at my wedding. We roomed together in college and I can't remember a gentler, kinder person. I will miss him so much.

Elaine Lambert
Maple valley, Wa
Jan 26, 2019

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Randy’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

Gloria James
MAPLE VALLEY, Washington
Jan 25, 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Brother Randy, Rich. May he Rest In Peace. This message is actually for his brother Rich and wife Sharon that I live next door to me in Water Gardens, Maple Valley.

Rodney Schlecht
Denver, Co
Jan 25, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You will be missed.

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