‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Richard's visitation.

Richard Rand

Richard A. Rand, age 50, of Willmar, died Friday morning, April 10, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Two Rivers Cemetery in Kittson County.

Richard Allen Rand was born April 27, 1964, in Crookston, Minnesota, the son of Peter and Ruth (Carlson) Rand. He grew up and received his education in Crookston, graduated from Crookston High School in 1982. He then worked in construction and served in the Marine Corps Reserve. He later attended respiratory therapy training at East Grand Forks AVTI. He served his internship in Thief River Falls before beginning his respiratory therapy career in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He married Cheryl Harlow and they had one daughter, Anna. Richard moved to Willmar in 1998.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Rand; two brothers, Bruce Rand and Scott (and Mary) Rand; a daughter, Anna Leigh Rand; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter Rand.

Cemetery Details

Two Rivers Cemetery

Hallock, MN, 56728


APR 14. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Graveside Service

APR 16. 03:00 PM

Two Rivers Cemetery

Hallock, MN, US, 56728

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Rand, please visit our flower store.


Duane and Keli Mashman purchased the Healing Tears - All White for the family of Richard Rand.

Duane and Keli Mashman - April 10, 2015 at 11:02 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Richard Rand. We thank Richard for his honorable and faithful service.From The American Legion Post 167 of Willmar.

Larry Haglund - April 12, 2015 at 04:52 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I worked with Rick for a few months. He was such a nice hearted person. He will be missed. I'm sorry for your loss.

Rosary Ornelas - April 12, 2015 at 06:29 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ruth, Scott and Bruce,Heartfelt Condolences for the loss of your son and brother. I have many fond memories of Rick and of you all. He will be in good company with Grandma Annie. Rest in Peace Rick.

Jodi Senske - April 14, 2015 at 05:09 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ruth and Family,We were just informed today of Ricks passing away and we want to give you our sincere condolences. I will never forget his beautiful smile which was always on his face when he was at our home.As a mother I can not begin to feel your pain, this is not suppose to happen but sadly sometimes it does. I saw a couple pictures of him today and there you were caring for him. I think that speaks of what kind of a mother you were, pretty special!!!! He was very lucky to have you.It sounds like he had a long tough road and now he is at peace. I hope the same for you that your memories of him will bring you peace.Thinking of you and your family today,Jim and Cindy Senske

jim and cindy senske - April 16, 2015 at 10:43 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ruth, Tomorrow I intend to find out how I can communicate with you directly. Tonight I talked with Eloyce. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Rick and I cannot believe he's gone. While I cannot pretend to walk in your shoes as his Mother, I can only imagine how painful his loss is to you! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Neppel

judy neppel - May 12, 2015 at 09:48 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM