Our dear “Rand” has recently gone on before us to begin his next big adventure. Randall (Rand) Shayne Wangerin left this world a few days after his 50th birthday, on Saturday, June 13th, 2020, while living in St. George, Utah. Rand was born on June 9th, 1970, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Roger and Shirley Wangerin, and was the youngest of five children.
Rand built his career following in the footsteps of his mom in the medical field. Over the past more than 25 years, he worked as a professional Registered Polysomnographic Technician (RPSGT), working in sleep clinics, including at the University of Utah Medical Center, and at the UCLA Medical Center. Rand had also worked previously as a licensed Massage Therapist, certified Medical Assistant, and as a Medical Office Manager.
Rand loved the outdoors, especially the mountains and the ocean. He was an active water sports enthusiast and hiker. Rand also loved Theatre and was very talented in stage design and lighting technologies, winning several awards while attending Dixie College. Also, over the years, Rand completed a number of impressive landscape design and home remodeling projects. His work always reflected his natural quest for detail and perfection.
Rand is survived by his father, Roger Wangerin; his sister, Sandra (Floyd) Holm; and his brothers Steven (June) Wangerin and Robert (Debra) Wangerin; as well as his aunt Afton Andrews and uncle Doug Andrews, and his aunt Diane Sorensen and uncle Jerry Sorensen; his nieces Stephanie Holm, Rebecca Holm, Angelica (James) Black, and Natalie (Sam) Humphries; his nephews Andrew Holm, Nathan (Amanda) Holm, Brandon (Melissa) Frantz, Bryan (Lynn) Wangerin, and Ryan (Michelle) Wangerin; and 13 grand nieces and nephews.
Our dearly loved Rand was preceded in death by his mother Shirley Wangerin; his brother Richard Wangerin; along with his uncle Stuart Sorensen and aunt Donna Sorensen; his nephew Bradley Frantz; his grandniece Teresa Frantz; and his grandparents Louise and Ben Childs, Howard and Della Sorensen, Bernice and Glen Talbott, and Walter Wangerin.
A public viewing for relatives, friends, and co-workers, will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 11:00AM until 1:00PM, at the Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery at 3115 East 7800 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Interment will be at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery.
** Due to the COVID pandemic the family has decided to honor and celebrate Rand’s life with a small, family-only, grave-side service.
**PLEASE NOTE: The grave-side service will also be concurrently broadcast, live, via Zoom.com , and later via online video recording, to enable everyone else to also view this service.
The family would like to offer a sincere Thank You to all who have been a part of Rand’s life throughout the years.
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Life Story Info
I just found out about Rand and my heart is broken. It has been a while, but I worked with him at the University of Utah Sleep lab. Rand was such a great friend and tech. So full of life and fun and funny. The last year that I was at the U, I was the interim supervisor. Rand missed a few days of work. When he came back, he explained that a spider bit him in a very sensitive place. He then proceeded to show me said spot as proof. I almost fell on the floor laughing so hard because I trusted him. I hope I don't offend you sharing that story, it just shows how special and funny he was. I wish I had kept in touch with him after I left the U and then he moved to California. I hope I am not stirring up hard memories for you. I am just in shock and crying in my car. My condolences to his family.
To the Wangerins and your families, we are so sorry for your loss. Rand was such a fun person to be around, so full of life and laughter. We have so many fond memories of hanging out with him at Steve and June's home, at Lake Powell and more. May your memories bring you all comfort as well at this difficult time. Let us know if there's anything we can do for you.
With sincere condolences and love,
Julie and Scott Lunt