PIERCE — Memorial services for Randy L. Bretschneider, 69, Pierce, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. The Rev. Gordon Bruce and Travis Henry will officiate. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce.
He died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at his residence in Norfolk.
Randy L. Bretschneider was born April 2, 1951, in Norfolk, the son of Reuben and Merna (Bauer) Bretschneider. He was baptized on April 22, 1951, and confirmed May 9, 1965, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Hadar and graduated from Pierce High School in 1969.
He married Kathleen “Kathy” Corder on Dec. 27, 1981, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar. The couple lived in Pierce. They moved out west of Pierce, south of Willow Creek Lake in 1986.
Randy worked with Lowell Zellmer Construction over the years and farmed west of Pierce with his father, Reuben, and brothers Gale and Rick, and later on, with his daughter, Rebecca, and son-in-law Jimmy. Randy retired from farming in 2016.
Randy enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and going to his nieces and nephews sporting events. Randy enjoyed fishing, classic car shows and going to dances.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce.
Survivors include his spouse, Kathy Bretschneider of Norfolk; a daughter, Rebecca (Jimmy) Fletcher of Pierce; his grandchildren, Jade, Liam and Holt; his siblings, Cindy (Tom) Zarnstorff of Bylas, Ariz., Rick (Amy) Bretschneider of Pierce, Kevin (Roxi) Bretschneider of Lincoln and Gale (Paula) Bretschneider of Pierce; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Merna.
Organist will be Dottie Ahlers playing “Amazing Grace,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “Abide With Me.”
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.