RANDALL LEE HARMS was born on March 5, 1968 to Larry and Lorna (Noerenberg) Harms in Luverne, Minnesota. He was raised in town and played hockey and baseball in high school. Randy graduated from Luverne High School in 1986. He furthered his education and obtained an associate’s degree from Worthington Community College in Worthington, Minnesota. He then attended Southwest Minnesota State College in Marshall, Minnesota for one year. Randy went to work at Sailor Plastics for a short time before moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he began working at Bell Box, where he would remain for the next 27 years. He began dating Nikki Smith who became his life partner. On March 23, 2001, they were blessed with a daughter, Cameron. On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Randy died as a result of a work accident at the age of 54 years, 8 months, and 24 days.
Randy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. He loved music and was known as an encyclopedia of classic rock music. A couple of his favorites were Rush and Alice Cooper. Randy was also an avid sports fan. He continued to love the game of hockey and still skated and had numerous hockey jerseys. He also was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild hockey team, and attended many local Stampede hockey games in Sioux Falls. He enjoyed going to sprint car races at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and in Knoxville, Iowa. He also enjoyed watching the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Randy loved spending his free time with his family, watching his daughter and nieces sporting events and other events, and visiting with his parents. His siblings were his best friends.
Randy is lovingly survived by his life partner, Nikki Smith of Sioux Falls; daughter, Cameron Harms of Brookings, South Dakota; parents, Larry and Lorna Harms of Luverne; partner parents, Randy and Debbie Smith of Sioux Falls; two siblings, Wayne Harms of Luverne, and Shelley (Blair) Nattress of Luverne; two nieces, Brooke (Kyle) Luhmann of Mankato, Minnesota, and Alyssa Nattress of Luverne; his dog, Miley; his cat, Chester; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Peggy Harms; Uncle Dyarl; Aunt Janet; Uncle Satch and both sets of grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family.