Randall Gene Klink

Randall Gene Klink of Eaton Rapids, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, March 9, 2023, at the age of 61. Randall was born in Merced CA, March 10, 1961, the son of William and Darlene (Higgins) Klink. He spent over 20 years working as the maintenance foreman at the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids. Randy loved cruising around in the car with the windows open, playing his favorite tunes on the radio and reminiscing about the good old days. He enjoyed watching the birds outdoors and growing plants which was a love that was nurtured as a young man on the family farm. More recently, he loved his “not so late night,” watching his sports, game shows and playing cribbage. Randy became a best friend to his grandchildren and the favorite Papa to the neighborhood children. All who knew Randy, knew him as the most kind-hearted, generous, positive, selfless, and hardworking man anyone would ever meet. Randy will also be remembered for the faith, peace, and hope he found in Christ. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Randy is survived by his daughters, Samantha (Ryan) Klink-Haindel of Onondaga, Autumn (Corey) Freeman of Springport, Ashley (Austin) Carmody of Lansing, Nicholas (Alexis) Turner of Eaton Rapids; honorary daughter, Jessica Shepard of Eaton Rapids; brothers, Mike (Beth) Klink of Middletown, CT, Jason (Amy) Garnsay of Eaton Rapids, Darrell Garnsay of Charlotte; sister, Dorothy Whitting of Springport; grandchildren, Britney, James, Aiden, Jeremiah, Haizy, Rayne, Dominic, Blake, Natalie, Bailee, Donovan and Everlei; nieces, Mistelle, Frankie; numerous great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepdaughter, Natasha Harrington; step-grandson, Dimitri Harrington; brothers, Rodney Klink, Bud and Curt Garnsay; sister, Sherry Klink; grandparents, Luman and Luella Klink, Elmer and Rachel Higgins.
Memorial services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Eaton Rapids Community Christian Church, 2487 Michigan Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW National Home for Children. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.