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Randall W. Bunten

Randall W. Bunten, 75, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 11:33 a,m,m Thursday, Feb, 2, 2023, at his home in Palmyra.

Randall was born April 13, 1947, in Louisiana, Mo. to Bernard and Mayme Hempen Bunten.

Randall W. Bunten

Survivors include his brother, Gerald Bunten, Palmyra; nieces and nephews, Robert Bunten (Linda), Palmyra; Teresa Gottman (Rodney), Palmyra; Steve Bunten (Kim), Palmyra; and Philippa Bunten of Michigan. 

Randall was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerome Bunten; and cousin, Lawrence Bunten. 

Randall was a 1965 graduate of Bowling Green High School. He was drafted in 1966 to serve in the United States Army. After returning from Germany he became a graduate of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo. 

After many years working in fast food management, he found his niche working as a supervisor for the General Mills Company until his retirement.

Randall was a big supporter of the military and was very proud of his time in the service. He had an immense interest in learning about military history, American history and past U.S. presidents. 

Over the years he amassed a large collection of stamps, coins and clocks as those items were an integral part of our history. 

Outside of his love of history and his collections, Randall enjoyed family gatherings with his extended family and always brought the best salads to share with them.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at the church. Father Gerald Kaimann will officiate. Burial, with full military honors performed by American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson, will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bunten, Robert Bunten and American Legion members.

Friends and family are invited to Randall’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Feb. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to Boots-Dickson American Legion Post #174.