Randy Capouch

randy capouch
Randy Jay Capouch was born on February 21st, 1963 in Grafton, ND at St. John’s Hospital. He attended Grafton Central High School graduating in 1981. He was active in baseball, basketball, football, bowling, and golf. After high school graduation he played baseball in Winnipeg, Canada. From 1983-1986, Randy attended Mayville State University with a major in business administration and minor in accounting. He played baseball and golf. He excelled in baseball while in college and was named all-conference and all-district as a junior. As a senior he was named all-conference and all-district and also earned the honor of being the district player of the year. In 2016, Randy was inducted in the Mayville State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Randy had a professional career in sales and management. At one time he was in business with his brother, David, at the Cactus Gardens, in Perham, MN. He lived in various cities and states, last residing in West Fargo, ND. He loved to be with his family and friends, when he was not golfing. He also loved to travel, play cards, bowl, and karaoke. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and laugh. Randy passed away unexpectedly on May 2nd, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and June Capouch. He is survived by his eleven brother and sisters: Kenny Capouch (Fargo, ND); Diane Patten (Somerset, CO); Sandee (Don) Port (Bailey, CO); Gail Capouch (Brighton, CO); Bob (Natalie) Capouch (Moorhead, MN); David (Vicki) (Moorhead, MN); Kevin Capouch (Fargo, ND); Nancy (Stuart) Noble (Baudette, MN); Susan (Fred) Guzman (Lakeville, MN); Jeff (JoAnn) Capouch (Fargo, ND); and Kerri (Greg) Johnson (Baudette, MN), many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by Ernie Capouch, uncle, (Naperville, IL); Marion Capouch, aunt, (Grand Forks, ND); Dwayne and Dorothy McDermaid, uncle and aunt, (Streeter, IL); and Shirley McDermaid, aunt, (Rapid City, SD); and Ken Koppen, uncle, (Devils Lake, ND).

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  1. I am in shock, Randy was a roommate of mine for years . Our friendship always remained even tho we were out of touch with one another over the years. My relationship with the family goes back to Kevin and Dave. I will always cherish my memories of our bowling and golfing competitions. Rest in peace Randy, you will be dearly missed BUDDY!!

  2. I am very saddened to hear this. Even though Randy and I had lost touch in later years, that bond of friendship that goes back to your childhood always endures. I always thought we would reconnect again – that there would be time to play another round of golf.

    What I will remember about Randy is his sweetness of spirit and his generosity of friendship. He was always positive, upbeat. He thought the best of people. He was kind. He loved to laugh and be around people.

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. God bless you all and may Randy rest in peace.

  3. My prayers and deepest sympathy to all of Randy’s family and friends. Randy always had kind words and a positive attitude. He will be deeply missed by the many people his kind heart has touched in this world. God Bless, Connie Lerew

  4. I am in shock. Randy was very dear hearted close friend of mine for the past 15yrs. I met him in 2003 when I started at the Home Depot. I met a lot of his family at his last wedding, but he was a part of mine for the past 15years….. He would join my family all the time & everytime I came back for a visit in Fargo(after I moved). I just talked with him on Monday….My heart aches & is truly broken. Prayers and Deepest Sympathy.

  5. Sue and Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege to get to know Randy when he lived in the Twin Cities and bowled with our group. He was always had a smile and a positive attitude. My thoughts are with the family.



  6. Randy worked with my daughter at Home Depot while she was in college. He was very kind and cared about others a lot. May gods arms hold you tight.

  7. This is such a shock. I worked with Randy and he was the nicest guy… always seeking to pull the best out of those around him. This world isn’t good enough for people like that anymore. Rest peacefully.

  8. To the family and beloved friends of Randy.
    I am deeply saddened to have heard of Randy’s passing. May God bless all of those who mourn his loss. I had the privilege and honor to have been Randy’s baseball coach at Mayville State University during his illustrious and hall of fame career. His “Comets Pride” was unwavering and his devotion to our program and our school will not be forgotten. Comets Baseball lost a dear friend, alumnus, and Comets great and our hearts are heavy. Godspeed for healing to all who grieve. May you rest in peace.

  9. To my dearest cousins,
    Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for all of you. I know how it feels, and you were all there to support us when our brother passed so suddenly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Randy’s smiling face will be greatly missed. ❤️

  10. I am absolutely shocked to read that Randy has passed away. I worked with him for years at Walgreens. We always talked about being from small town North Dakota. We shared many laughs back in the day. My heart is heavy and my sincere condolences to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a blast to work with and always had a smile on his face.

  11. So sorry for the loss of Randy. I worked with him for only a short time. He was kind and nice to be around. Prayers to his family.

  12. So sorry to hear the sad news on Randy. It has been a very long time since I had seen Randy, but we played baseball and softball together in Grafton, ND… back in the day. I will always remember him as a good guy, who could certainly hit the heck out of a ball. You definitely wanted Randy on your team! Peace and God Bless.

  13. My heart goes out to the Capouch Family, growing up next door to the family was a true life experience!
    He will be missed.

  14. Kevin, so sorry to hear about your brother. Cherish your memories of him. Condolences from Steve & Lisa Becher

  15. Our condolences to the whole Capouch family. Randy was a wonderful man and I know he and Dave had many good times together. I will miss the gentle “harassment” when I go to Kohls. Always remember the fun times!

    Dave and Heather Klundt

  16. Randy…you will be missed. I have many fond memories of him on the GHS basketball team! I was so proud of his success as a baseball player at Mayville! Randy was one of the good guys. Rest in peace my friend. My deepest sympathies.

  17. I am truly saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. I remember in high school was a talented athlete he was and his infectious. Smile. My sympathies for family, friends and the class of ’81.

  18. We were very saddened to read about Randy. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all the family. We both bowled with Randy for several years on league and in tournaments. He was never at a loss for conversation and laughter. Always had a smile on his face too. May God be with and hold you up as you go through this time of sorrow.
    Damon and Wanda Job

  19. Kevin and family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. May all of the wonderful memories you have together help you find comfort in the days ahead. Prayers and Deepest Sympathy……

    Mike, Karen & Logan Moore

  20. Oh dear Randy….I could always get a hug and a smile from you. My heart is heavy today. I just found out you are not here anymore… Good grief…cat in the hat. What are we going to do without you. I am so sorry Capouch family. We all loved Randy so much. Rock the heavens Randy! You will be missed!

  21. Oh dear Randy….I just seen you. I’m so glad I got an extra hug before you left. My heart is heavy. What are we going to do without you….Cat in the Hat….you will be missed. Capouch family, I am soooo sorry for your lost. Randy will be missed by many friends and family. You could always count on a hug and a smile from Randy! Rock the heavens Randy! We love you!

  22. My Deepest Sympathy to the entire Capouch family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. I knew Randy for about a year and a half. He hired me at Kohl’s and was an awesome manager. He was always smiling, helpful, friendly, and upbeat. I was shocked to hear of his passing and will truly miss seeing him in the store. He made work fun. I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a great man. My sympathy goes out to the Capouch family.

  24. I so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing, I worked with Randy at Sears. I always had such a positive attitude and was always smiling. He told great jokes and talked about ways to improve my golf scores.

  25. To the whole Capouch families I’m so sorry for your loss growing up with you guys was like having a second family.

  26. Randy will be greatly missed, what a great friend Randy was. Mayville would not have had a rat pack without Randy we would start Friday night and play Pinnacle all weekend. He was always up for an adventure like cross country skiing at turtle mountain state park.
    I will always cherish those years at Mayville with a very special friend…

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