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Randall Bernardy

August 27, 1953 - April 30, 2016

Prayer Service - Thursday

May 05, 2016
- 6:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

May 05, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

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Randall Bernardy

August 27, 1953 - April 30, 2016


Remembering the life of Randall Carl Bernardy.

Randy Bernardy passed away April 30th, 2016 at his home in Nevis, MN with his wife Margo and his brother- and sister-in-law at his side.

Born August 27th, 1953, he was the fourth of five children. After graduating from Fargo North High in 1971, he volunteered for the Army. He trained at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and served at Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne in Germany. With a degree from North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, he began working at Steiger Tractor Company as a CNC Machinist in 1976. He continued his working career skillfully manufacturing tractor parts for the company which became Case IH and then Case New Holland. He retired November 2015 after working loyally for the tractor manufacturing company for more than 30 years.

Randy was dedicated to family life. He married Margo Hilber on October 1st, 1982 at Church of the Nativity. Together they raised and nurtured three children: Melissa, Jenny and Jared. Throughout his life with his warmth and charisma, he spent time telling stories and playing cards with his family and friends; and with his generosity, talent with woodworking, and wide array of tools, he contributed to many home improvement projects.

In addition to his love of family, he also loved the lakes in Minnesota. Boating, fishing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, grilling, gathering around the campfire and listening to the loons on the lake gave him great contentment and joy. From childhood to retirement, his truly treasured time was spent with family at the lake.

Randy is survived by his wife Margo; his stepdaughter Melissa Johnsen (Chris), Grand Forks, ND; his daughter Jenny Syverson (Andy), Glyndon, MN; his son Jared, Fargo, ND; his mother Esther, Moorhead, MN; his sisters Renee Buckman (Harry), Moorhead, MN and Rita Kamp (John), London, UK; his brother Ric Fargo, ND; and his grandson Henry Syverson, Glyndon, MN.

He was preceded in death by his father Otto “Budd” and his brother Rodger.

The Bernardy Family invites those who knew Randy to gather at Boulger Funeral Home to celebrate and share memories of his life on Thursday, May 5th with visitation at 5:30 PM and a prayer service at 6:30 PM.


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16 responses to “Randall C. Bernardy”

  1. Catherine Johnsen Neubauer Benkert says:

    Margo dear friend my heart goes out to you. So sorry for the loss of your best friend Randy.

  2. Sandi Nelson Lindstrom says:

    You left too soon Rick! Keep an eye on us and watch over us. We can all use an angel! You have crossed over into a glorious place where others ahead were waiting for you and now you are home! As we celebrate your life, know that there will be those of us who do it from afar, but we hold your memories just as closely! Sandi

  3. Kelsey says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Randy’s family. I got to work with him at CNH and I am very thankful to have gotten to know him. He spoke highly of his wife and children and although tried to have a somewhat tough exterior you could see he was softhearted. I was sad to hear of his retirement last November but excited for him because he looked so forward too it counting the days on a calendar above his workbench. I always looked forward to seeing what picture he had for his screen background because he always had such beautiful scenic pictures… It doesn’t seem right that his retirement was cut so short.

    God bless you all in this very difficult time,

    Kelsey, Ryan and Ruby Hagen

  4. Theresa Nygaard says:

    I wish I had the right words to express my sympathy. My heart goes out to you all.

  5. Gail Gerrich says:

    Margo and Family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. My daughter, Lynnette, talked about you guys often and I met Jared through her. I look over at the red house on 10th Street every time I go by on my way to Lynnettes’ as kind of a land mark that her corner is next. Cherish the memories and hold tight to them, they will help get you through the tough times.

    Gail G

  6. Susan Larson says:

    So sorry and sad to see of Randy’s passing. He was a great fun-loving guy. Always with a smile and a twinkle in his eyes. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this very hard time.

  7. Melissa Johnsen says:

    My earliest memory of Randy is of standing in his kitchen watching him: preheat the oven, spread yellow corn tortilla chips on a cookie sheet, hand shred Colby cheese from a cylindrical shaped block, sprinkle the cheese generously on the chips, put the cookie sheet in the oven, then smelling the cheese as it was melting and how he shared his nachos with me. Melissa, Randy’s stepdaughter

  8. Brad & Sherrie Syverson says:

    As our lives became connected, we were fortunate to be able to spend, and enjoy time with Randy. He will be missed. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  9. Michael j skaarer says:

    RIP Randy, god bless you forever

  10. Paul Kamp says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Paul and Carolyn Kamp

  11. Ann Boulger Tallman says:

    Rita and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss – I know you have lots of good stories to share about Randy!
    Love, hugs and prayers to you all.

  12. Fred Haugo says:

    I was extremely saddened to hear that Randy had passed away. As an Electronic Technician, I worked for many years on Randy’s machines at CNH. I always respected his knowledge and skill as a CNC Machinist.

    Randy and I enjoyed sharing stories and experiences about our families. I considered Randy a good friend and this passed year we were both looking forwrd to retirement.

    May God grant all of Randy’s family and friends comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  13. scott morrow says:

    Hello,Bernardy Family,This is Scott Morrow,your old neighbor from down at the corner..I am saddened to hear about Randy,he was my first friend,back in first grade.His picture looks great and I can tell he has a great family and he seemed very happy.He and Rick and Renee came to my mothers service back in 2011,that was really sweet of them to attend,since I hadnt seen everybody,in probably 25 years.I remember in high school,one time,Randy gave me a ride to school in his brand new 1970 Chevy Nova.I was so proud to be seen getting out of his car.! I am also sad I couldnt make it to the service.Margo,I never met you but you seem like a great person.Take care,everyone and God Bless all of you

  14. Bob Cusic says:

    Love you Randy. Never have had a more reliable friend. Truly a one of kind with a big heart. We will all miss you. Peace be with you Randy!

  15. Carol Sexton says:

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Carol Sexton, Fargo North Class of ’71.

  16. Mike Daugherty says:

    What a great guy I called him Rocket Randy just got the big smile back our high school days were magic.. Randy was always fun to be around..can still see all the good times at marvs… the video shows super Dad.. that was just Randy way…….Mike Daugherty.. Mpls Atlanta Fargo

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