Goodland, KS resident, Randy J. Coleman, 77, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Topside Manor in Goodland.
Randy was born on September 22, 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas to Robert E. and Paula Mae (Walker) Coleman. He was one of three children.
Randy grew up and attended school in San Angelo, TX, and graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1960. He then went on and attended school at Texas A & M, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and then to the Naval War College in New Port, RI.
On July 10, 1965, Randy married Anita M. Nuuttila in Turku, Finland. To this union, three children were born; Curt, Douglas and Theresia. Randy was a Commander in the United States Navy for 26 years. He retired from the United States Navy in 1990.
On June 27, 1994, he began working for NOAA Weather Service in Slidell, LA. On September 15, 1998, Randy and Anita moved to Goodland where he continued to work for NOAA Weather Service for another 10 years. He also played the Goodland City Santa Claus to 10 years. He was a member of the Goodland United Methodist Church, Sigma XI and Kiwanis.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his infant daughter Theresia Mae.
He is survived by his wife Anita, two children Curt Wayne Coleman of Slidell, LA and Douglas C. Coleman of Riverview, FL. He is also survived by two grandchildren Caitlyn J. Coleman and Ryan J. Coleman of Riverview, FL, one sister Jeananne White of San Angelo, TX and one brother Danny K. Coleman, Keller, Texas.
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