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First Baptist Church of Nokomis
Tuesday October 12th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Nokomis
Wednesday October 13th, 2021

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Randy A. Meyer

Randy A. Meyer, 56 of rural Witt, IL passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 after a valiant effort against a very rare and aggressive meloma cancer. Randy was born on October 27, 1964 in Salem, IL to Donald and Mildred (Burge) Meyer. He graduated from Kinmundy-Alma High School and then LakeLand Community College and SIU Carbondale with Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Ag Education. Randy taught Agriculture and VoAg for 33 years at Nokomis High School until his retirement in 2020. Randy was a caring teacher no matter what type of class, always encouraging students to do their best. Students often remarked they would never forget his classes. He was a passionate FFA advisor guiding many students to the success at Chapter, Section, District, State and National levels. He served the FFA in numerous ways and received several advisor and teaching awards in his career. Randy’s influence extended to fellow teachers throughout the state. Randy loved all things farming. He not only worked full time but farmed where he lived in rural Witt and where he grew up in Alma. His ability to see a problem and follow through fixing it was second to none. He enjoyed going to cattle sales and shows and traveled many miles with a trailer. His influence with young people and all the support and help for others will be greatly missed by his family and many others in multiple ways.

Randy leaves his wife Joan (Ruppert) who he married in 1993. His children from his first marriage Kristopher (Carol) Meyer of Salem and Abbey (Landon) Tate of rural Texico and Joan’s children Chad (Andrea) Ruppert of Witt, Beth (Brad) Dorsey of Moro, Norann Ruppert of Nokomis and Jordan (Randee) Ruppert of Witt. Grandchildren Brooks Moreland, Dominic and Darian Ruppert, Drew DeClerck, Claire and Jemma Dorsey, Laurel Forrester, Jocelyn and Paislee Rupert and Rylee and Kynlee Neff. Brothers Roger (Renae) Meyer and Richard Meyer of Alma. Several nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ron and infant sister Rhonda.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Nokomis. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Nokomis. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, IL. The family asks that all former FFA members that have their jackets to wear or bring them.

Memorials in lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to the Randy Meyer Memorial Fund for future scholarships to a deserving Ag or Vocational student.

Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Randy Meyer

John Thomas Oct 13 2021 2:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Meyer

kevin diss Oct 13 2021 12:06 PM

My condolences to all the family. May our God grant you comfort and strength at this time of your great loss . Treasure all your memories.

Georgia Culumber Oct 13 2021 2:10 AM

My condolences to the family. My memories of Randy will remain fond as he certainly played a positive role in my life. Its amazing to think about all the good will he extended over his life and how he helped shape many young adults into the people they are today. RIP

Chris Franzen Oct 12 2021 9:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Meyer

Mike and Jo Wilkerson Oct 12 2021 5:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Meyer

Ashley Karnes (Bourke) My families thought and prayers are sent to surround Mr. Meyer's family and friends during this hard time. He was one of my favorite teachers, and my FFA advisor in high school. Oct 12 2021 1:46 PM

Our sincere sympathy.

Rodney and Bev Matthews Oct 12 2021 9:37 AM

My condolences to Joan and her family on their loss of Randy. My thoughts toward Randy were as a community college agriculture instructor. his students who wished to further their education after high school were always prepared to take themselves to the next level as a result of Randy's instruction in their high school agriculture classes.

Richard Lyons Oct 12 2021 8:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Meyer

Ron Fleming Oct 11 2021 5:18 PM

Randy and I became friends in the fall of 1983 while at Lake Land. During my years in farm broadcasting, I interviewed many of his students at convention and fairs. Randy was a straight shooter. You always knew where you stood with him. There was more than once when he let me know where he stood on a particular issue. I will miss you my friend!

Jim Fleming Oct 11 2021 4:23 PM

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