Randy J. Baisch was born on February 8th, 1973 in Salt Lake City, UT to Janet and Jerry Baisch, and passed away from heart failure on December 17th, 2019. He is preceded in death by his dad, Jerry. He is survived by his mom, Janet; his wife Tiffany; his children Samantha, Brady (Eric), Sommer (Danny), Tyler; his grandson Jayden; and his siblings Mike (Richelle), Robyn (Terry), Russ (Christina), and Shauna. His in-laws Steve & Bobbi Calder, Tawna (Grant), Steve (Tammy). He will be missed by many family members and friends. There will be a celebration of life on February 8th, 2020, which would have been his 47th birthday.
Randy was the youngest of five kids and probably (definitely) caused the most trouble. Growing up he enjoyed playing football and baseball, especially with his oldest brother Mike as his coach. He loved airplanes and his dad “made his dream come true when he learned how to fly”.
He enjoyed spending time with the Bros on the racetrack, watching Mike behind the wheel and working with “Chief” Russ in the pits. He was an active member of the racing community and was beloved by many, known for his laugh and willingness to lend a hand. He was so proud when his son joined him on many of the car teams he crewed for.
Randy loved being in the mountains where he had cherished memories of his childhood. He passed those memories on to his family and loved going camping or to Grammys cabin. He insisted on going hunting each year, even though he was not that good at it. The record speaks for itself (sorry Dad). It was really about spending time with his family and making memories.
Traditions were a big part of Randy’s life. Some were small- getting together for breakfast on the weekends, eating orange sherbert with strawberry topping, and texting his kids in the morning (sometimes to poke buttons about politics). Some traditions he looked forward to all year, like waking up incredibly early on Thanksgiving morning to make the stuffing and turkey. He especially liked being a grandpa and sharing experiences with Jayden. He strived to be “the best grandpa that he could be”.
Randy fought incredibly hard for his sobriety and had a huge impact on the Alano West Club Alcoholics Anonymous group, where he made many friends and formed a strong bond with his sponsor. His family is so proud of the progress he made. “May God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”