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Mark  Randall "Randy" Rheynard

Mark Randall "Randy" Rheynard
  • June 2, 1956 - January 31, 2022
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“My heart hurts for the Rheynard family. There has been so much loss lately. I remember the first time I heard uncle Randy being called Mark, I was in...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Kelley - Battle Creek, MI

“I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Randy's passing. My heartfelt condolence to Lori and the entire family. I have such fond memories of the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Penny Russell - Ludington, MI

“I will be praying for all of you The 3 brothers are celebrated in Heaven. Our hearts will feel broken. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Rheynard - Danville, IL

“Lori: I was sorry to read about Randy. I know how crazy he was about you.I know life got busy as you we all were raising children it has been many...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Rench - Battle Creek, MI

“Lori sorry for your lose. we were so shocked. he was close as a brother as i could have when we were growing up. we will sure miss him. we love so...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: kEITH & TERRI french - MI

“While I only had the pleasure of knowing Randy (Mark to me) through our work at Tenneco, I am grateful our paths crossed. Mark provided the bulk of...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Craig Naramor Naramor - Marshall, MI

“I did not have the pleasure of knowing Randy well, but I got to be his friend for the last few years. He always had a song in his heart and a kind...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Laura Garberick - Battle Creek, MI

“We are sorry for your loss Aunt Lori ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Wells - Jenison, MI

“Lori,and family, mere words cannot express what we are feeling at this time of your loss. So sorry we cannot be with you to share our hugs,but our...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jim McConnell McConnell - OH

“Lori, Abbigayle, Andrew, and Adam I'm so sorry for your loss. We're shocked. Try to find solace in knowing uncle Randy is with grandma, grandpa,...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: David Nelson - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Randy was the only sibling that was interested in playing the guitar. Our Dad played the guitar alot when we were growing up. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Nelson - KALAMAZOO, MI

“Will miss you so much - keep playing those guitar riffs in heaven - make a heavenly noise.......Rest In PeaceCousin Suzie ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Suzanne French - East Leroy, MI


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Mark Randall "Randy" Rheynard, 65, a lifelong Battle Creek, Michigan resident died unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 31, 2022.

Randy was born June 2, 1956 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Charles Joseph and Coralee Grace (Greenfield) Rheynard. He was a 1974 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and also was a graduate of the Welding Program at the Calhoun County Technology Center. Randy was known as Mark at work. He retired from Tenneco, formerly Walker Manufacturing, in 2019 after 30 years. He was employed as a welder and later ran a cut-off machine.

Randy was united in marriage to Lori Jean Grafton on November 22, 1985 in Battle Creek. Surviving are his wife, Lori; their three children, Abbigayle Jean Rheynard, Andrew Joseph Rheynard, Sr. and Adam John Rheynard all of Battle Creek; three grandchildren, Tucker James Cuba, Evan Taylor Cuba and Andrew Joseph Rheynard, Jr.; sister, Barbara Nelson of Kalamazoo; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl Rheynard, Penny Russell and several cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Randy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Joseph Rheynard and David Brian Rheynard.

Randy loved music; playing guitar and repairing guitars. Most important to him was his family and spending time with them. Randy also enjoyed photography and one of his photos of the river running through Battle Creek was selected as a Chamber of Commerce September calendar photo. Randy will be remembered as loving husband and devoted father.

Friends will be received 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2022 at Battle Creek Friends Church, 1305 Olive Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014. A service to celebrate Randy's life will be officiated by Pastor John Grafton at the church, 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2022. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.