RANDY R. ALGER, age 66, of Owen, WI, formerly of Thorp, passed away at Clark County Rehab & Living Center, in Owen, on Thursday, November 5, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, in Thorp, with Rev. John Sindler officiatng. Pallbearers will be: Richard Alger, David Alger, Michael Alger, Aaron Marek, Anthony Nicpon and Mike Stokosa.
Randy Richard Alger was born on May 18, 1954 at Victory Memorial Hospital, in Stanley, WI, the son of Richard L. and Rosella M. (Dulek) Alger. He was raised on Dickerson Avenue, rural Thorp, where he learned how to farm and raise pigs. Randy attended Thorp area schools, graduating from Thorp High School in 1972. After completing his education, he got his first job at Larson's Feed Mill, where his father also worked. Randy purchased the Leonard Mizerka farm on Bachelors Avenue, and continued working full-time at the feed mill in addition to farming. He worked his way up from feed mill bagger to driving truck delivering bagged feed, and then to bulk feed truck driver. While working at Larson's Feed Mill, he was run over by a molasses trailer and received numerous injuries. Seven years later, Randy was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, and battled numerous health issues. He was united in marriage to Lori Fryza on October 25, 1986 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp, and they were blessed with four beautiful children. They later divorced. Randy later worked at the Lublin Feed Mill until health issues forced him to retire.
He was a hard-working, responsible, financial provider, with a great memory for life events. Randy always looked forward to Packer Sunday, and a superb home cooked meal at his parents' home with his family.
Randy is survived by his children: Richard Alger of Stanley, David (Marina) of Stanley, Lindsey Alger of Eau Claire and Michael (Grace) of Madison; one grandson: Jeffery-David, and a second grandchild on the way; 8 siblings: Rita Heiser of Beemer, NE, Ronald (Cindy) of Thorp, Renee (Allen) Marek of Thorp, Russell (Mitzy) of Thorp, Rodney (Lori) of Thorp, Roy of Thorp, Raymond (Rochelle) of Wausau, Rhonda (Brandon) Blaedow of Thorp. He is further survived by his former wife: Lori Fryza-Alger (David Lutz) of Thorp; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Rosie Alger; his brother-in-law: Brian Heiser; his nephew: Paul Marek; his niece: Tracy Alger; and his great-nephew: Mason Marek.