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Randal E Dejmal

November 19, 1960 - September 6, 2023

Service Date: September 12, 2023

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Randal (Randy) Eldon Dejmal, 62, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away on September 6, 2023.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA). A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines Campus (925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA). An additional visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Cresbard United Methodist Church (304 Bryant Ave, Cresbard, SD) with burial to follow at Devoe Cemetery in Cresbard, SD.

The funeral in West Des Moines will be livestreamed at the following link: http://hopeonline.tv/specialevents

Randy was born on November 19, 1960, in Falfurrias, Texas, to Robert and Rosalee (Hanley) Dejmal.  He grew up in Midland and Cypress, Texas, and was a member of the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. While working for his uncle as a custom combiner in South Dakota, he met the love of his life Carolyn. They were married August 2, 1981.

After graduating from Texas A&M University, he worked as a safety engineer for Texas Employer’s Insurance then at EMC Insurance for the remaining 34 years of his career.

Family was a cornerstone in Randy’s life. He was a caring and devoted husband and was active in his children’s lives. He was an Assistant Scout Master and always present for extra-curricular activities.  He enjoyed traveling, whether for work or a family road trip. Getting to explore new places with his children, then also his grandson, was something he treasured. He was a Mexican food aficionado and could tell you the best place to get it in many cities. His family and friends appreciated his wit and sarcasm.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Carolyn Dejmal; children, Elliott (Haley) Dejmal and Rebekah Dejmal; grandchild, Ryker Dejmal; brother-in-law, Richard (Kellie) Bisbee; and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Rosalee Dejmal; and sister, Rachel Clark.

Memorials may be directed to Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny. Checks can be mailed to 520 NW 36th Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023 or dropped off in the church office. Please include Randy’s name in the memo line.

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