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January 9, 1965 - October 16, 2022

A service to honor Randy’s life will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Community Church, 3631 Covington St. Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 57, passed away October 16, 2022, following a brief battle with cancer. Randy was born in Muskegon on January 9, 1965, the son of Cornelius and Janelle (Schulz) Peterson. Randy loved to garden and walk in nature. He was an exceptional psychiatric nurse for over twelve years who truly valued the well-being of his patients and co-workers, being given the Daisy award for outstanding performance at Borgess Hospital. Randy loved to go to concerts, museums, and movies. He always wanted to learn and encouraged his daughter to gain as many viewpoints and perspectives as possible. He had an appreciation for beauty in art and nature. He loved watching college football and playing poker with his friends. Randy was an avid reader with a wide collection of books which also fueled his passion for writing. Randy is survived by his daughter, Jordan Vanas-Peterson of Kalamazoo; his siblings, John Peterson of Muskegon, Shannon Schulz Webb of Brentwood, TN; nieces, Savanna and Sierra; and nephew, Nathan; and countless friends, including his former wife, Vicki Vanas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Shelley.