Posted 3/01/16 (Tue)
Randina (Randy) Folven Casey of Williston, N.D. and formerly of Watford City, N.D., passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family, losing her very sudden and short battle with leukemia.
Randy was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Watford City to Oscar and Helen (Landon) Folven. It was there she was raised and attended school at Cherry and Pleasant Hill, graduating from Watford City High School in 1945.
While in high school, she began working at the AAA office.
She was confirmed at Zoar Lutheran church near Arnegard, ND.
Randy was united to marriage to Norman Rogness on June 29, 1946. To this union they were blessed with two sons, James and Jerome (Jerry) Rogness.
In August of 1954, Randy was married to Thomas Gillman and they had a daughter, Kathy Gillman Pettijohn.
On April 20 1973, she was united in marriage to John (Jack) Casey in Williston where they remained.
In addition to being a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend, Randy had a lengthy career.
She was employed at GTA from 1957 to 1964, always bringing home baby chicks at Easter for the kids to raise. In 1968, she began working at American State Bank and Trust, which spanned 22 years until her retirement. Randy made many lifelong friends, whom she never forgot.
Randy was a member of the Methodist Church of Williston and belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club. After retirement in addition to enjoying the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Randy was a dedicated volunteer at Mercy Medical Center, cancer Center and surgery waiting room. She and many friends spent countless hours walking at the Wellness Center. She was an avid reader and a true family historian.
She is survived by sons, James (Sue) Rogness of Colo., Jerry (Renee) Rogness of Williston, N.D. and Kathy Gillman Pettijohn of Colo. She had five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, two great-grand daughters, seven great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson. She loved and cherished her family with all she had and was a dear friend for life to so many. She will be deeply missed. She was truly a woman of substance.
She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Folven; mother, Helen and step father Earnest Sondrol; sister, Lottie Anderson and her husband David; and husbands, Norman Rogness, Thomas Gillman, and Jack Casey.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Sam Andelin, Dr. Sullivan, Dr, David Keen, the nurses at Mercy Medical Center and Megan and all the hospice team for their care.
Friends called at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Williston on Monday from 1 until 7 p.m. and at the Chapel in First Lutheran Church on Tuesday one hour prior to services.
Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church Chapel in Williston on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 11a.m. Interment will be at Cherry Cemetery south of Watford City following lunch after the service. Memorials will be given to Cherry Cemetery for care and continued upkeep of the grounds.
Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com