Randel L. Mills

December 05, 1946 - November 22, 2021

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Sunday, November 28, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Monday, November 29, 10:00 AM
Graveside at Fairfield Cemetery


Randel L. “Randy” Mills, 74, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, died Monday, November 22, 2021, at his residence.

He was born December 5, 1946, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Paul R. Mills and Marion A. (Coles) Opdycke.

Randy was married to Karen L. Parsell for nearly 52 years.

Mr. Mills honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He was a tool and die maker, and had worked at Trans-Guard Industries in Angola and Eagle Picher in Ashley.

Randy enjoyed woodworking by making furniture for his home and for others. Spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and boating were a highlight to him. He also enjoyed archery.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Mills of Pleasant Lake; three sons, Ben (Sara) Mills of Columbus, Ohio, Brandon (Maria) Mills of Pleasant Lake, and Brad (Christy) Mills of Pleasant Lake; a daughter, Tara (Steve) Walter of Ashley; ten grandchildren, Logan Hughes, Morgan Walter, Kaleb Walter, Addison Walter, Lauren Mills, Elizabeth Newman, Olivia Mills, Alaina Mills, Ava Mills, and Zoey Mills; a brother, Dean (Liz) Opdycke of Fremont; and a sister, Jean Ann Sponhower of Auburn.

Visitation is Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson.

A graveside service at Fairfield Cemetery will be held Monday, November 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. with Pastor John Boyonowski of the Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church officiating.

Pallbearers are Ben Mills, Brandon Mills, Brad Mills, Steve Walter, Kaleb Walter, Dean Opdycke, and Tyson Opdycke.

The Hamilton American Legion Post 467 will provide veterans honor guard services.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Steuben County Cancer Association or the Hamilton American Legion Post 110.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Sara (Todd) Fisher
December 1st, 2021 8:46pm

Karen, my sympathy to you in the loss of your husband.

Jeff Duguid
November 29th, 2021 10:22pm
Pleasant Lake

Randy will be missed.

Terri Wyatt
November 28th, 2021 10:41pm
Angola, IN

Karen, Tara, Brad, Brandon, and Ben (and families, of course), I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am. I have always felt like a part of your family and I love you all as a part of mine. Being close to your family has been one of the biggest blessings of my move to Indiana. Randy was such a character, but still so full of love and such a caring soul. He will be missed immeasurably.

Charles & Sharon Moore
November 28th, 2021 6:07pm
Pleasant Lake

Condolences to Karen and the entire family. I have known Randy all my life and he will be missed for sure.

Luke J Calvelage
November 28th, 2021 4:14pm

Karen and family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of Randy. I always enjoyed talking with him when he would pick up Karen at lunch or after work. My prayers are with you.

Cassandra Jones
November 28th, 2021 1:49pm
Hamilton, Indiana

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diana Becker LeBrun
November 28th, 2021 2:45am
Palm Coast, FL

Thinking of Karen and family with love and prayers.

Tom Cochran
November 26th, 2021 10:49pm
Fort Wayne, IN

I will cherish all of the memories of the things we did in our school days, the drive-in with our girl friends, working on the dragsters with Sam and hanging out at the station. Rest in peace my friend.