Annette Randall, 73, of Dell Rapids passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Sanford hospice cottage after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in River Community Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 will begin at noon at Kahler Funeral Home and the family will be present at 5:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will begin 7:00 p.m. in the Kahler Chapel. On-Line Condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home.
Annette Lea Faris was born January 21,1942 in Dell Rapids,SD with her twin sister Janette. Her parents were K.T. and Elsie Faris. She grew up in Dells and attended Dell Rapids public school where she was active in band and choir . She attended First Baptist church and sang in the choir and was involved in youth group. She was a lifeguard at the Dells pool during her high school years. She attended Sioux Falls College earning a degree and eventually a masters in elementary education. She immediately started teaching in Sioux Falls. She was passionate about teaching and loved her students. Annette married Ron Randall, also from Dell Rapids on Dec 26th 1964 at First Baptist Church. Ron and Annette adopted and raised two children, Troy and Nicole who grew up with a caring mother who always made time when needed.
Annette developed early signs of Alzheimer’s around 2000. Ron took care of her until his passing in 2008. The Randall’s were married for 44 years.
She is survived by her son Troy, his wife, Robin and grandchildren, Noah and Luke of Dell Rapids; her daughter, Nicole Ingram, her husband, Trae and grandchildren, Ashlyn, Curran, Blayne and Seaton of Johnston, Iowa; her sisters, Lucinda “Cindy” Anderson of McAllen,TX and Janette (Gary) Casperson of Birmingham, AL.
Annette was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ron.
Annette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She loved the Lord and wasn’t afraid to let anyone know. She was proud of her children and didn’t mind embarrassing them in public. She loved music, regularly playing the piano and singing in the church choir. She was always singing around the house and music made her happy even at the end of her life.
…Well done thy good and faithful servant…Come and share your masters happiness! Matthew 25:21