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Catholic Church and Parsonage in Akeley
1920s Akeley street scene
1900 Akeley Ice House
1928 Bell School roster, located West of Chamberlin.
Randy Alan Hartman, 61, of Merrifield, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at his home.
Funeral services will be held Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at Dennis Funeral Home in Walker, with visitation from 10-11 a.m.
Randy was born May 11, 1956, to Elton and Virginia (Anders) Hensel in Park Rapids, Minn. He grew up in Akeley and attended school there.
On Sept. 2, 1978, he married Barbara Hatch in Akeley. The couple and their family lived for a number of years in Minneapolis/St. Paul but have spent the last 19 years in Merrifield. Randy was a lifelong construction supervisor, working for BOR-SON Construction, Nor-Son, Inc., and Baratto Brothers Construction, Inc.
Randy was an avid hunter and fisherman, but he loved working. He also very much enjoyed simply being with his grandkids. He will be fondly remembered as a very kind person to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Derek (Aria) Hartman of Lake George; daughter, Jessica (Jeremy) Bachman of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Jackson, Thalia, Thadeon, Atticus and Brandon; brothers, Dale (Dawn) Hensel, Larry (Carol) Hartman, Loren (Barb) Hartman, Mylo (Lynn) Hartman, Steve Hartman; and sisters, Colleen (Danny) Knowles and Char (Stan) Chase.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and one brother, Dan Hensel.
Arrangements are being made with Dennis Funeral Home of Walker, Minn. (www.dennisfuneralhome.com).
Outdoor Life – Outdoor Recreation
A SMALL LAKE WITH AN IMPORTANT FISH IN IT
By Robert Page Lincoln
1902 Frank Brean Story of being lost while hunting