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Obituary for Randy A. Piper

Iron Mountain-Randy A. Piper, 66, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away after a long battle with cancer.

He was born November 28, 1953, in Neenah, Wis., son of the late Robert E. and Geraldine (Cavalieri) Piper. Randy grew up in Neenah and graduated from Neenah High School. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army for 12 years. Following his time spent in the service, he worked for a large corporation in Saudi Arabia on various projects. Randy was also self-employed as a truck driver and had moved to Iron Mountain in 1995. He married Kathy Ganz, the love of his life of 18 years, on March 22, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Randy enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, barbequing, cooking, playing darts, and golfing. He participated in the local Quinnesec Falls muzzle loading club, Last Chance dart league team, and was a member of the skeet shooting clubs in both Menominee and Sagola, Michigan. Randy also enjoyed traveling to many places, including Panama, Saudi Arabia, and the Bahamas.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Ganz-Piper and granddaughter, Lilah Schafer at home; three sons, Scot (Brandy) Piper, Elgin, Il., Robert Piper, Texas, and Ben Piper, Hawaii; two stepdaughters, Lydia (Chris) Bryan, Oregon, and Sarah Demerath, Milwaukee, Wis.; three brothers, his twin, Rodney (Kris) Piper, Sagola, Mich., Jeff (Debbie) Piper, New London, Wis. and Kevin (Sherri) Piper, Iron Mountain, Mich.; two sisters, Kelly (Robin) Tchokreff, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Paula (Geno) Alessandrini, Merriman, Mich.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lori (Mike) Mellon, Iron Mountain, Mich., Ernie (Sharon) Ganz, Crystal Falls, Mich., and Gail (Larry) Ragan, Colo.; five grandchildren, Cassie, Shelby, Cody, Nicole, and Olivia; many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Dinky.

Graveside services will be held Friday, December 13, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Mich. The American Legion Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post #50 will accord military honors at graveside. A lunch reception will be held Friday, 1:00 p.m., at Liuna Local 1329 Union Hall, 1800 N. Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich. to honor Randy’s legacy of life.