Randall James Hoff
Former Kenai Peninsula resident Randall James Hoff died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, in Bismarck. N.D. He was 48.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Richardton, N.D. He was buried at North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan.
Mr. Hoff was born Oct. 27, 1958 in Richardton. He attended St. Mary’s grade school and graduated from Richardton High School in 1977. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
“Randall had a dream of a living in Alaska, he achieved this in the early 1990s. He was free spirit with a heart of gold. He would help out in any way, literally giving his own shirt off his back, He loved spending time with his three daughters and their mother that joined him in 1995. He also enjoyed all the adventures that Alaska offered from hunting to fishing. Randall was employed by various construction contractors in the Kenai and Soldotna areas and also did roustabout work on the North Slope. He made many friends along his journey. He returned to his home town two years ago to be closer to his parents Randall had his plane ticket to return to Kenai on the day he was buried. He had called and was so happy stating that he’s coming home to be closer to his three daughters and be the ‘best dad’ there ever was. In life we loved him dearly, in death we love him still,” said Raquel Flaaen, mother of his children.
Mr. Hoff was preceded in death by his brother, Jason Hoff; niece, Mellisa Hoff; and paternal and maternal grandparents.
He is survived by his friend and mother of his children, Raquel Flaaen of Kenai; daughters, Halley, Hanah and Hevyn Hoff of Kenai; parents, Chuck and MaryAnn Hoff of Richardton; brothers, Justin Hoff of Richardton, Tom Hoff and his wife, Rita of Bismarck, Mark Hoff and his wife, Judy of Richardton, Tracey Hoff and his wife, Jackie of Dickinson and Ryan Hoff and his wife, Maribeth of Dickinson; sisters, Pam and her husband, Duane Bjerke of Molt, Mont., Nori and her husband, Dale Diede of Richardton and Jodi and her husband, Mike Hauck of Ellensburg, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to a trust fund that is set up for his children under Raquel Flaaen’s name at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, or by calling Raquel at 283-5077.
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