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Updated: 06/08/2014 08:00:01AM

Randall Ray Ficken

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Randall Ray “Randy” Ficken, 64, of Englewood, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice House in Englewood, with his bride of almost 42 years by his side.

He was born May 13, 1950, in Spencer, Iowa, the son of Ervin and Ivy Ficken.

After High School, Randy proudly served in the United States Navy for six years. He was stationed on two destroyers during the Vietnam war era. Following his military service, he worked for various companies as an electronic controls technician. Randy enjoyed woodworking, golf, animals, and fixing anything that even threatened to break.

Randy will be greatly missed by his wife, Theresa (nee Schmidt) Ficken; a brother, David (Judie) Rose; sisters-in-law, Carol (Laddie) Sula, Mary Beth (Anthony) Akemann and Angela (Steven) Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved “Kitten.” He was preceded in death by his parents.

Inurnment will take place at a later date at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Randy’s name to Tidewell Hospice/Englewood House, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238;; or St. Francis of Asissi Church, 5265 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34224. You may express your condolences to the family at

Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Homes of Englewood.

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