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Randall L. King

November 17, 1960 ~ October 19, 2021 (age 60)


Randall L. King, age 60 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.   
He was born on November 17, 1960 to Alfred and M. Deloris (Lahr) King in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On August 31, 1985 he married Leslie (Grogg) King, who survives. 
Randy was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Stryker. He earned his Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering and worked as a Maintenance Technician at Cooper Farms for over 20 years. He also did survey work and worked for the Defiance County Engineers. Randy was a member of Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, and Vintage Motor Car Club of America. He will be sadly missed by his family, his colleagues, and many good friends. 
Randy is survived by his loving wife, Leslie King of Defiance, his mother, M. Deloris King of Defiance, his son, Dustin (Sarah) Beilke of LaGrange, IN, and his daughters; Leslie Nicole (David) Balzarini of Peoria, AZ, and Lissa (Kevin) Koffler of Defiance. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren; Brayden, Brant, Trathen, Cheston, Brooke, Clementine, and Solomon, his brother Ronald (Deborah) King of Defiance, and his sisters, Ruth King of Hutchinson, KS, and Rochelle (Dan) Hermiller of Miller City, OH.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred King, and his infant brother, Rodger King.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton Street). Due to CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated, a mask is required to enter the funeral home, and our lounge area will remain closed. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church, Stryker, OH, with Rev. Aaron Bueltmann officiating. Additional visitation will be held for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday morning. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, or CHP Defiance Area Hospice. Online condolences can be given at

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October 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Funeral Service
October 23, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church - Stryker OH
23120 US 6
Stryker, OH 43557

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