Randy Rieland


Randy Rieland, 65, of Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a courageous five-year battle with cancer July 1, 2024. 

Randy was a true family man and friend. His warm presence, kindness and genuine nature left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held July 9 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with the Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B., officiating.  Inurnment was at the parish cemetery.

Randy spent many years working for the Postal Service in Sauk Centre, until his retirement in 2016. He appreciated the countless conversations he had with the community during his time at the post office, finding joy in connecting with others and sharing stories.

Known as the ultimate Papa, Randy’s love for his family was limitless. He found happiness in life’s simple pleasures and enjoyed every minute spent with loved ones, especially fishing and hunting. Family vacations and weekends at the cabin were precious to Randy. He took pride in attending all of his children’s and nieces’ and nephews’ activities and, more recently, Reed’s baseball games.

He is survived by his wife, best friend and soulmate Nadine; his son, Kyle; his daughter, Stacy, her husband Tony; their son Reed; brothers Dan, Paul (Lisa) and Tom; sister-in-law Amy; two nieces; four nephews; and mother-in-law, Therese Wiener. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marv and Lu Rieland; brother Rick; and father-in-law Don Wiener.

Randy, you leave behind a legacy of love and kindness that will hold a special place in our hearts.

As Randy would say, “You can’t take it with you.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.