Randall Shideler, age 54, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, died April 13, 2023, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Memorial services will take place Friday, April 21, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Church of Sioux Rapids. Burial will follow in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mailed to Carly Shideler at 2817 Vine Ave Sioux City, Iowa 51106.
Randall “Randy” Shideler was born July 12, 1968, in Long Beach, California. He grew up in Marathon, Iowa with his mom, sister, and step-father. Randy attended school at Laurens-Marathon, graduating in 1986. He was active in sports and was always running around having fun. He loved sharing stories with his children of memories with his high school friends and eventful times they would have. He was known for his kindness and his strength during his youth. After high school, Randy graduated from Buena Vista University where he was part of the football and wrestling teams while being a full-time father. He was a passionate football fan throughout his life and could be found catching the game every week.
Randy was united in marriage to Jill Edwardson. Together, they were blessed with three children: Justin, Jason, and Carly. Although they divorced, Randy remained an integral part of his children’s lives.
Randy was a dedicated and successful businessman in sales. From right out of college to a business owner at Midwest Office Automations, to a Vice President of Business Development at D&D Global - his work ethic was unmatched. In 2018, Randy’s lifetime of hard work fulfilled his dream of owning a home and a boat in Okoboji. He loved Okoboji and boating on the lake with his family and friends. He cherished every summer memory, especially Arnold's Park trips with his grandkids.
Randy was passionate about music. He owned and operated On Call Entertainment, where he had fun, made many friends, and met his girlfriend of 18 years, Jolynn. He would often attend live concerts and could always be found singing. He enjoyed karaoke and was proud to pass that love down to Justin.
More than anything, Randy treasured his roles as father and “Papa Randy.” His three kids grew up visiting the park, playing “monster,” or swimming, and Randy carried this through to his four grandkids. He could always be found being THE monster with all the kids on the playground, not just his own. While Randy did not live in the same town as his kids, he always made sure to show up for activities and events. His dedication continued into their adult years where he could be counted on for guidance, support, questions, and laughs.
Randy was dedicated to providing, mentoring, and helping everyone around him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory include his girlfriend: Jolynn Meier of Sioux City, Iowa; children: Jason (Brianna) Shideler of Spencer, Iowa; Carly Shideler of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren: Averie and Asher Shideler of Spencer, Iowa; Carter Shideler-Clay of Sioux City, Iowa; Harper Shideler of Sioux City, Iowa; mother and step-father: Diana and Giles Norlin of Marathon, Iowa; Jolynn’s children: Riley (Mark) Sawyer of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; Kylee Meier (Cole Hames) of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; sister: Teresa Hale of Marathon, Iowa; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his son: Justin Shideler; grandmother: Betty Miller; and Jolynn’s parents: Jerry and Laraine Kingston.