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Randall Raye Elsner, age 60, of Sun Prairie, WI, passed away on March 2, 2022 peacefully in his home. He was born on July 24, 1961 in Madison, WI, the son of Robert and Betty Elsner (nee Schneider). He married Mary Elsner (nee O’Rell) on May 19, 1984 at Token Creek Park near Madison, WI, and they welcomed their son, Scott, into the world on November 7, 1984.
Randy always lived his life to the fullest but always put family first. He was passionate about his own health and exercise as he completed a full trip of the State of Wisconsin on his bike back in 2000 from Illinois to Lake Superior. He ran several full and half marathons (although his favorites to run were at Walt Disney World). But more than anything, he had a passion for his family, and ensuring their comfort. When his wife decided to complete her collegiate education during his son’s senior year of high school, he was more than supportive. He even helped uproot the family to move to Whitewater in 2004 so Mary could join Scott, where they would complete their respective Music degrees in 2008. He enjoyed music, teaching his son about the classics of the 1970’s, and always loved putting smiles on the faces of the people he came into contact with, including the Warhawk Marching Band which came to enjoy what they called “Randy Cookies”.
He is survived by his son, Scott, his mother, Betty Elsner, his sisters, Tracy Warner and Tammy (Doug) Van Fossen, and countless cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, his father, Robert, his foster brother, Ron, and his sister Kari.
In his honor, a birthday party will be held on the date of what would have been his 61st birthday at Token Creek Park, shelter #5 on July 24, 2022 beginning at 12:00 pm (noon). Music, laughs, fun, joy, and of course, food will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish for all to enjoy. We humbly ask for no alcohol at this event.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
12:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Token Creek Park
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