Randy D. Schertz Eureka Obituary

Randy D. Schertz

Randy D. Schertz, 73, of Eureka, a beloved husband, father and family man, musician, and entrepreneur, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Born and raised in Eureka by Tony and Henrietta (Goebel) Ritchie he was the middle of three close-knit brothers. He is preceded in death by his older brother Craig, and survived by his younger brother Brian. Randy studied music at Illinois State University until he was drafted into the US Army during Vietnam. Just before leaving for his tour, he married his soulmate and high school sweetheart, Judy. As a successful entrepreneur, his lifes work was bringing music to others. Randy enjoyed fishing, boating, playing guitar and gardening. He was a strong patriot and held nothing more closely than family. Randy never passed up a Saturday night round of his favorite card game "feather." He is survived by Judy, his wife of 53 years; their four children, Christie (Jonathan) Ray of Maryland, Andrew (Natasha) Schertz of Eureka, Timothy Schertz of California, Libby (Corey) Aeschleman of Central Illinois; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Dale Schertz of Eureka. Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life during a visitation on Thursday, March 16th, from 5-7 pm, and a funeral service on Friday, March 17th, at 11 am, both at the Eureka Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to this special organization in Randy's memory. https://wesavelives.bethematch.org/participant/Randy-Schertz-Memorial Online condolences can be sent to his family at argoruestmanharris.com. Visitation Thursday, March 16th, 2023 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm 101 N Major St, Eureka IL 61530 Memorial Service Friday, March 17th, 2023 11:00 am 101 N Major St, Eureka IL 61530
June 19, 1949 - March 11, 202306/19/194903/11/2023
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Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
February 12
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Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
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Rick Gastineau
March 20, 2023
To Randy’s family, I was saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. I loved coming into the music store and seeing Randy and Andrew. Lots of great memories. Praying for you all.
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Richard Teegarden
March 18, 2023
So sorry to hear about Randy’s passing. I have many fond memories of Randy when Schertz music was downtown Eureka. Your entire family has my deepest sympathy.
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Judy (Kuebler) Feazel
March 17, 2023
Judy & family, deepest sympathies on your loss of this man who enriched so many lives through his music and gifts.
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Denny Musick
March 17, 2023
My deepest sympathy to Judy and all the family, I was so very saddened to hear of Randy's passing. So many memories come to mind. I remember being in the store in Eureka the first day it was opened, driving to Bloomington the day Randy closed there and so many times in b... Continue Reading
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Sharon Modro
March 16, 2023
Libby and family I am so sorry for your loss, love sent your way.
A candle was posted for Randy D. Schertz.
A candle was posted for Randy D. Schertz.
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Steve Ogan.
March 16, 2023
Andrew, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your father. A good man. I think of you two often.
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Jeff Scheid
March 16, 2023
I was shocked, and saddened, to hear of Randy's passing. I spent countless hours in the MusiCenter in Eureka with Randy. And continued to do business with him (and Andy) until the Bloomington store closed. Virtually every guitar and amp I owned were purchase from him.... Continue Reading
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Brad Cawley
March 15, 2023
Randy was always at the music store with a smile and friendly hello when I would come in for music lessons. Thinking of you Judy and your family and sending my condolences. - Brad Cawley
A candle was posted for Randy D. Schertz.
A candle was posted for Randy D. Schertz.
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Steven Carroll
March 15, 2023
So sorry for your loss! I enjoyed your family at the music store.