Randall W. Bonde, 57, died Aug. 16, 2019 at home in Alexander surrounded by his family. Per his request, there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Ann Bonde to be used for a scholarship at NIACC in Randy’s name.
Randy William was born Feb. 11, 1962 in Storm Lake, the son of Kenneth and Beverly Bonde. He grew up in the Newell area, graduating from Newell-Providence High School in 1981.
On Nov. 6, 1982 Randy married Ann Marie Nieland at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City. They made their home in Alexander where they raised their daughters Ashley and Laura.
Randy was employed at Eaton Corporation in Belmond for 27 years as a journeyman tool and die maker. He was then employed at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City as the second-year tool and die instructor. He taught a variety of courses, including hydraulics, EMST and welding. Randy was dedicated and invested in all his students’ lives, which led him to be twice voted Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Randy and Ann started Bonde Tooling and Machining where he enjoyed building machines for a variety of corporations.
Randy was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed spending his free time with his family. Their favorite activities included riding dirt bikes, camping and target shooting. In addition to his family, Randy’s passion was drag racing. Countless hours were spent racing dragsters at Humboldt Country Dragway.
Randy’s boundless energy, strength of character, and easy- going spirit will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth.
Survivors include his wife Ann; his children Ashley (Reagan) Swisher, and Laura Bonde; five grandchildren; his mother Beverly; and his younger brother David (Julie) Bonde.