Obituaries

Randall "Randy" Eugene Trueblood

March 18, 1931 - September 17, 2022

Randall

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Randall “Randy” Eugene Trueblood, 91, of Belvidere, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2022, when he died peacefully at his home in Belvidere surrounded by his family. Randy was a man that loved God and his life speaks to one that was transformed by the acceptance and love of his savior, Jesus Christ. This love shaped him as a man, and he will be remembered as a kind, nurturing, and humble husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was loved by many and those who knew him were blessed and will miss him deeply.

Randy was born March 18, 1931 in Salem, Indiana to Durant and Laura (Tompkins) Trueblood. He graduated high school in Salem before moving to Belvidere where he met and married his sweetheart, Shirley Shook, on January 1, 1950 in Belvidere. Together they had three children: Linda, Mark, and Gary. Randy worked for 32 years as a Materials Manager for W.F. & John Barnes Company in Rockford, IL before retiring from Circle Boring & Machine Company. Randy was a devoted member of Faith Baptist Church in Belvidere where he served in a variety of roles including deacon, Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, choir member, chairman of the building committee, and trustee. Randy also attended Cortez Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida where he and Shirley spent their winters for over 30 years. Randy was also an active member of Gideons International-Boone Camp. He loved old cars and took pride in his 1930 Model A Ford. Randy was an avid golfer who loved the outdoors. Most of all, he loved and cherished his wife, Shirley, and loved traveling with her (including visiting over 70 countries and all 50 states). Randy was a family man who treasured time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Randy is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter Linda Lehman; son, Gary (Tami) Trueblood; grandchildren, Steve (Alicia) Lehman, Jeremy Trueblood, David (Shivangi) Trueblood, Michael Trueblood, Lora (Erik) Trueblood, Beth (Dan) Webber, and Peter Trueblood; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Cameron; and numerous extended family and friends. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Durant and Laura Trueblood; brother, Waldo; son, Mark; and infant daughter, Patricia.

A visitation will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 1637 7th Avenue, Belvidere, IL. A funeral service officiated by Pastor Jeremy Weary will immediately follow the visitation with burial to follow at Belvidere Cemetery. In his honor, memorials can be made to Faith Baptist Church or Gideons International. To light a candle or share your condolences, please visit www.andersonfcs.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Faith Baptist Church

Saturday, September 24, 2022
11:00 am

Faith Baptist Church

A visitation will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Faith Baptist Church, 1637 7th Avenue, Belvidere, IL. A funeral service officiated by Pastor Jeremy Weary will immediately follow the visitation with burial to follow at Belvidere Cemetery.

Saturday, September 24, 2022
12:00 pm

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial to follow at Belvidere Cemetery.

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Randy was a great guy and faithful to serve at Calvary Baptist. Always positive and encouraging to Pastor Nelson. Shirley and family, praying for you as you pass through this “valley”. Hugs too!

Jan Nelson 2022-09-21T20:51:13

Randy was a good friend and former neighbor. He will be missed. My condolences to the family

Bernie Hugus Gilbert, Arizona

ernie Hugus 2022-09-21T15:07:46

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your families in Belvedere. We will surely remember the truly lovable and kind person that helped us with our first steps in the neighborhood.

Georg & Renate Raab, Wuppertal, Germany 2022-09-21T11:45:04

Randy was such a great guy and neighbor. He will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to all of Randy’s Family and Friends.

Mel & Linda Reyna 2022-09-20T19:13:03

I’ll miss our visits and conversations and don’t forget about the treats. I still look forward to sharing with Shirley. Couldn’t have asked for better neighbors. Miss you, Laurie

Laurie Lindenberg 2022-09-20T18:39:44

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