Randy P. “Buck” Merchlewitz
Randy P. “Buck” Merchlewitz
Randy P. "Buck" Merchlewitz, 53, of Winona, died Saturday, Dec. 29,

2012, at Winona Health in Winona.

Randy P. Merchlewitz was born March 28, 1959, in Winona, to Richard J.

and Nancy L. (Cole) Merchlewitz. He was raised in Stockton. He worked as a

cement mason for many years. He married Jeanne Weisbrod; they were later

divorced. On Dec. 7, 2002, he married Theresa Flaten. He was an excellent


In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, canning and

wildlife picture painting.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa; daughter, Crystal Merchlewitz, of

Dover; three step-sons, Jeremy (Emy) Rabe, of Fillmore, Jamie (Stephanie)

Rabe, of Zumbrota and Dean (Denise) Rabe Jr., of Stockton; parents, Richard

and Nancy Merchlewitz, of Winona; grandchildren, Destiny, Dyllan, Autumn,

Lilly, Aydin, Charlie, Jeremy, Gabriel and Olivia; brothers, Rick (Karla),

of Lanesboro, Ronald (Arlene), of Winona, Robert, of Stockton, Russell, of

Mankato, and Rodney (Tammy), of Ridgeway; and his two friendly companions,

his goat, Annie, and his dog, Ranger.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roger "Bugsy"; his

grandparents, Joseph and Rose Merchlewitz, and Delmer and Mary Cole; and by

his uncle, Joe.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Hoff Celebration of

Life Center in Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant, Jenny Hoff.

Please share a memory of Buck, sign his online guestbook, and view his

video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.