Edward (Eddie) V. Randash, 73, went to be with Our Lord Oct. 2, 2015 at his home in Billings, surrounded by family and friends after a valiant battle with ALS. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Eddie was born Sept. 3, 1942, in Fargo, N.D., the son of the late Edward Sr. and Esther Randash. He attended and graduated from Baker High School and attended Dickinson State College.
Dec. 28, 1991, Eddie married his soulmate and best friend Linda. Together they have three children, Brian Randash, Chad Randash, and Lisa Reich. He was blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Ethan and Leo.
Ed’s faith and family were the best of who he was as a husband, father and friend. Ed’s passion was his zest for cars all through his life. As a young kid of 13 he raced his first car and the rest of his life his passion to race, to build to sell became a large part of who he was. In the late 80s, Ed opened a small lot on Broadwater “Randash Auto”, which grew to the successful business it is today. His long term dream was to have both of his sons in the business. Those dreams became a reality when Brian came home and purchased Randash Auto in Billings, with Chad in Bozeman.
Along with his car passion, Ed enjoyed traveling with Linda, motorcycling with his boys and friends, and family vacations on the lake. His adventurous personality was contagious. He so loved the life God had given him. Eddie was the epitome of goodness and the essence of love. He touched the lives of all who knew him. He lived each day by his motto, “Make each day the best”, words to live by. He will be forever in the hearts of many.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his sons, Brian Randash and Chad (Rachel) Randash; his daughter, Lisa Reich; three grandchildren, Emma Hagen, Ethan and Leo Randash; his brother Dean (Arlette) Randash; his sisters, Dorothy (Wayne) Forder and Dee (Ken) Seay; along with many family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ed and Esther Randash, and his baby sister Donna.
Ed will be deeply missed by his family, friends and the Billings community. A prayer vigil was held Oct. 6, 2015, followed by a funeral mass Oct. 7, both at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Billings. Rite of committal was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting:
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Salvation Army, St. Bernard’s Youth Group, or Riverstone Hospice.