Randy Saalfeld

Obituary of Randy Saalfeld

Randy Lee Saalfeld

Randy Saalfeld entered into eternal rest Sunday July 25, 2021 in Charleston, SC surrounded by family.  He was born in Columbus, NE to Duane and Doris (Foust) Saalfeld on May 21, 1952.  He grew up in Richland, NE and attended Columbus High School graduating in 1970.

Randy met Monica Hlavac and were married on June 24, 1972.  Three children were born into this union Barbara Jean (1974), Vanessa Lea (1978) and Nathan Paul (1982).  They resided in Schuyler, NE till 1988 and then Columbus, NE till 2001.

During his lifetime he was a volunteer fireman at Schuyler volunteer fire department, worked for Lonnie’s trailer sales, Schuyler meat packing plant and commuted to Columbus, NE daily to work at Becton Dickinson.  While living in Columbus he worked at Food 4 Less and as a janitor at Scotus Catholic High School before his family ventured to Charleston, SC in 2001.  Here he worked for Middleton Cove and then Bishop Gadson Retirement Community until he was forced into early retirement due to health reasons.

Randy is survived by his three children, Barbara (Marco) Lopez, Vanessa (Jim Narcisse; fiancé) Saalfeld all of Charleston, SC.  Nathan (Alicia McCall; fiancé) Saalfeld of Smoakes, SC.  His 8 grandchildren, Tiela (Dakota) Hale, Deontra Minor, Brittney Minor, Brennan (Kimberly Wagenbrenner; fiancé) Jensen, Enrique Lopez, Christian Lopez, Kristina Saalfeld, Sasha Adams and Jim Narcisse Jr. and 1 great grandson Isaiah Hale. One brother Richard (Rhonda) Saalfeld of Grand Island, NE; Mother-in-law Magdeline Hlavac of David City, NE; brother-in-law Kevin (Lori) Hlavac of Harlan, IA; sister in laws Claudia Bell of Lincoln, NE; Annette (Bruce) Glock of Rising City, NE; Paula (Steve) Kenkel of Earling, IA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He was proceeded in death by his wife Monica Saalfeld, parents Duane and Doris Saalfeld; one brother Rodney Saalfeld, father-in-law Alvern Hlavac, brother-in-law William Bell, his grandparents, and grandparents in law. 


Memorial may be directed to the family at 5619 Attaway st., North Charleston, SC 29406

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