Randy Buettner Posted: 2022-01-03 09:48:26

Randy Buettner

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Randy Buettner, 59, of Huntley, formerly of Cary, died on December 27, 2021.
Randy was born in Chicago on February 19, 1962, to parents Edward and Ella (nee McCabe) Buettner, Sr. Randy grew up in the Chicagoland area and enjoyed sports and the outdoors. Randy married Donna Ballard, his high school sweetheart, on December 31, 1988. Randy was a devoted loving husband, always treating Donna as the center of his universe. He enjoyed Nascar, camping and taking family trips. He was a skilled woodworker making his loved ones beautiful one of a kind pieces. He enjoyed painting inspirational creative rocks for #kindnessrocks and leaving them for families to find all over the United States. He loved to cook and was known for his infamous breakfast potatoes, chili, ribs, elaborate cakes, colorful deviled eggs, and festive fruit and veggie trays for the holidays. Randy loved his freedom on his Harley and raising money for different charities through motorcycle rides. He was a successful business owner of 17 years until he retired in 2018. Randy was known as a “comedy dad” by many Chicagoland comedians because of his dedicated love and support. His boisterous laugh and contagious smile will be missed by comedy clubs across Chicago. He had a great sense of humor and was telling jokes until the day he died. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Randy is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Buettner, his children, Katie (Charles Cook) Holz, Angela Golden, and David A. Buettner, his grandchildren, Abby, Matthew, Gavin, Ruby, and Lexi, his siblings, Edward (Tammi) Buettner and Jerry Wuetcher, and his nieces and nephews, Brandon (Emily) Buettner and Alex Buettner. He is also survived by his in-laws, mother and father in-law, Gail and Jim Karlo, brothers in-law, Dewey Ballard and Jimmy (Michelle) Ballard, sister in-law, Pamela (Brian) Brown, and nephews, Bob Ballard and JT (Savannah) Ballard.

Randy’s celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer of 2022.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com.

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Kat Garbow 2022-01-03 14:34:51

Donna, you and yours are in my daily prayers. I didn't get the chance to meet Randy, but from what I've read, he sounds like he was a jolly, good fella. Hugs & Prayers, dear. Take care of YOU, my dear.

Brad Greenberg 2022-01-03 16:51:56

So sorry for your loss.

TAMMIE AND James Roberts 2022-01-03 17:33:43

DONNA SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND FAMILY.

Jasmine Nagamine 2022-01-03 20:17:58

His love for you is forever. Sending my love and prayers.

Jasmine Nagamine 2022-01-03 20:49:36

His love for you is forever. Sending my love and prayers.

Robbie. Davis 2022-01-03 22:59:51

Donna we grieve with you. Randy was a bright light in our lives, I will miss and remember him always. I love you my friend.

Heather Farrell 2022-01-06 06:54:05

We didn't know Randy personally but my family sure did appreciate and love him. We were connected for a short time finding his #kindnessrocks #huntleyfindsrocks and he was our favorite rock man! Randy, you have spread so much joy to us and made our day on many, many accounts over that time. Donna, we love you also for all your kindness and community support. We are so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Granzow 2022-01-06 18:57:39

May Randy's spirit shine a light forever on his lovely bride, Donna. Rest in peace, fellow HS classmate.

Kathy Granzow 2022-01-06 18:58:09

May Randy's spirit shine a light forever on his lovely bride, Donna. Rest in peace, fellow HS classmate.

Dewey Ballard Jr 2022-01-09 20:17:31

I have known and been friends with Randy since he and I were both 14 years old. We went to our 1st concert, STYX, in 1978 with his older Brother Ed, who was gracious enough to take us! We rode motorcycle's together, lived in the same Apartment complex, and we even worked at the same Tool & Die factory together. He later married my Sister Donna in 1988. We didn't get to hang together as much as we had, but marriage and kids, for both of us, will cause that. Lol. When ever we were able to get together it was always a great time! I obviously have way too many stories I could tell, but will wait for his Celebration of Life and share them then. Brother you are so Loved and will be greatly missed. Till we meet again in Valhalla! Love ya Bro!!!!

MILLIE TURNER 2022-01-12 19:20:55

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RANDY'. NEVER SEEMS TO BE THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY. PHILIPPIANS 4-7. OUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE PEACE YOU WILL NEED AT TIMES.YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.LOVE MILLIE TURNER

Denise Medina 2022-01-19 23:18:11

Donna, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Randy will always be dearly missed and fondly remembered. I love you my friend.