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Randy Froom

January 22, 1951 - August 30, 2022

U.S. Veteran
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Randall Lee Froom, 71 years old died on August 30, 2022, of COPD. Randy was born on January 22, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan, at the Air Force base hospital.

Randy grew up mainly in Duluth, Minnesota, and graduated from East High School with the class of 1969. Upon graduation, Randy entered the Navy and was proud to be a plank owner on the USS Joseph Hewes. He had sailed around the world, and served six months off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam war. After his service, he traveled and worked in construction in Wyoming, New Mexico, Las Vegas and Texas and then settled for many years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After his diagnosis of COPD, he returned to the Duluth / Superior area and reunited with many of his family friends and high school buddies. They began a tradition of getting together once a month for lunch and those lunches and those friendships with “the guys” became one of the very high points of his later years.

Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his parents, Jack and Joyce Froom, and his brothers, Kerry and Scott.

Randy is survived by his sister, Robin Hoffman, of Fort Collins, Colorado; a brother; his niece and nephews, Rachael, Jacob, and Luke (Holly), and great-nephew, Crew; his uncle Jim, aunt, Sharon; and his best and closest friends ever, Keith and Mary Hipol. He is also survived by his significant other and caregiver, Colleen Lind, who he has known for 48 years and the one he calls his greatest treasure. He is also survived by many cousins, especially Eddie, Diane, Pam and Kathy. He is also survived by his close friend, Leslie (Wade) Hietala. Those who kept in touch with Randy meant the world to him and he would usually end his conversations with, “You know I love ‘ya!”

Randy will be buried in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Saginaw, Minnesota, at a later date with a celebration of life also to be held at a later date.