Randy Stahl II
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Randy Lee Stahl II was born to Jeanette Chapek & Randy Stahl
in Albert Lea, Minnesota on March 28, 1990. He passed away at St. Mary's Hospital Rochester,MN on June 10, 2007 at the age of 17yrs,2 months and 13 days old.. We will remember you forever.

Everyone know him as Lil Randy. Randy was special to so many people. One of Randy's gifts were that he could sit down with a stanger and talk with them about anything. Randy loved sports, fishing, camping and playing video games with dad, step-dad and friends and cousins.

One of the many memories I have of him is when he lost a really close friend, Christa. Randy wanted to know more about organ donating. Tammy told him about it and he asked questions and got answers. Then a couple weeks later Randy said; "Mom, if anything happens to me I would like to be a donor like Christa." I said, "okay." It was 2 years 11 months and 23 day's later that we lost our son Randy.

Randy was a organ donor and saved five other lives. this is what we had talk about three years earlier. WE are proud of the fact that he made this decision himself and we gave him his last wish to save others if it was doable. "IT WAS". Proud parents of a Donor.


Survivors include his parents,Jeanette(Cliff) Burton, Randy(Debbie) Stahl,brother Elisha: sisters, Brandi Branham, Keysha Stahl and Makayla and McKenzie Burton;great-grandmothers, Anne chapek and Agnes Stahl: Grandparents: Joyce Chapek, Nancy Stahl,Robert Stahl, and Paul and Avis Wood; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Randy Lee Stahl II was Preceded In death by his grandpa, Alvin Chapek:his great-grandparents: Louis Chapek,Leroy Stahl, and Willard and Goldie Anderson;and great uncle Arthur Chapek and a very special friend , Christa Moffit.
He will be missed by all that know him. Bless the memories that we all have of Him.
Rest in peace Randy.

Randy's Story

is down below on this page.

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Thank you & God Bless


Lord today is Mother’s Day, but our hearts are
split in two
Half is with the child still here,
The other with the child that is there with you.
All the lovely presents are a nice surprise
But the one thing we want most is missing,
and tears fill our eyes.
We know when you sent them Lord, you didn’t
promise how
Long they would stay
All you said was to Love them
And treasure each and every day,
But Lord it crushed our hearts,
When you called for their return
We feel like half a Mom, as we ache weep and yearn.
But Lord tell them we Love them
Just as much as we did before
And could you please make a window,
So they can see through heaven’s floor.
Let them see that they are missed
And thought of with each breath
And that a Mother’s Love begins before life,
And does not end with death. 


Randy and I just being silly

In this picture

My Mom Is A Survivor

My Mom is a survivor,
or so I've heard it said.
But I can hear her crying at night
when all others are in bed.
I watch her lay awake at night
and go to hold her hand.
She doesn't know I'm with her
to help her understand.  
But like the sands on the beach
that never wash away...
I watch over my surviving mom,
who thinks of me each day.
She wears a smile for others...
a smile of disguise!
But through Heaven's door I see
tears flowing from her eyes.
My mom tries to cope with death
to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her knows
it is her way to survive.
As I watch over my surviving mom
through Heaven's open door...
I try to tell her that angels
protect me forevermore.
I know that doesn't help her...
or ease the burden she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her...
and show her that you care.
For no matter what she says...
no matter what she feels?
My surviving mom has a broken heart
that time won't ever heal.


My Dad is a Survivor

My dad is a survivor too
which is no surprise to me.
He's always been like a lighthouse
that helps you cross a stormy sea.

But, I walk with my dad each day
to lift him when he's down.
I wipe the tears he hides from others;
He cries when no one's around.

I watch him sit up late at night
with my picture in his hand.
He cries as he tries to grieve alone,
and wishes he could understand.

My dad is like a tower of strength.
He's the greatest of them all!
But, there are times when he needs to cry...
Please be there when he falls.

Hold his hand or pat his shoulder...
And tell him it's okay.
Be his strength when he's sad,
Help him mourn in his own way.

Now, as I watch over my precious dad
from the Heavens up above...
I'm so proud that he's a survivor...
And, I can still feel his love.


I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done..
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave behind
When life is done.

I Miss Your Laughter, Fun, and Gentleness

I miss your laughter, fun, and gentleness.
I miss the things I used to do for you.
I miss the time, now filled with emptiness,
When each day was a stage for something new.
I miss your love, though mine for you remains,
A passion with no outlet to the sea,
A teardrop in a desert, that contains
What's left of my maternal ecstasy.
I miss your presence, like a silent chord
That anchored even solitude in grace.
I miss, for my love's labor, the reward
Of seeing some small pleasure in your face.
All these I miss, and yet they are all here
Within my heart, far more than I can bear.

This is the Story about our last

day's with our son Randy here on Earth.

It started on June the 7th, Dad and I recieve a phone call that there was an medical emergy they were going to take you to a hospital in St. Peter MN, you did go to that hospital but was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester MN.We had NO idea what had happen, dad was about 4 hours from Rochester and I was about and hour or so a way. When I get there they don't have much to tell me but that you were in the OR. All I can do is wait, to talk with the doctors; they did say that there was an injury to your neck area. So then I was talking with Sandy as she try to tell me what had happened.

" I still was trying to firgure out how you could have hurt that area of your body" and what they were trying to fix around the neck area.

The doctors came and talked to me while you were being put in the ICU unit room.

The doctor that I spoke with after I saw you was telling me what all he knew, that you were without air and blood flow to your brain and heart for about 15 to 20 minutes, so I asked Sandy if you tried to kill youself and then when they had told me NO way. I was tring to figure out what the HELL happen to you. Dad, Deb and Keysha & Eli made to the hospital it was about?? So I told dad everything I knew to that point.

As for the next 48 to 72 hours we had to wait to see what kind of damge was done to your whole body. Dad stayed with you the first few night (Thursday & Friday) I was there everyday until wew hours of the morning, we all prayed that you would be okay and come out of the coma state you were in.Then it was saturday and things where not looking good at all, so I got a friend to take your twins sister over night so I could stay at the hospital to give your dad a break from there, but he just went with a friend to have supper away from St. Mary's, came back to stay the night in case something would go wrong he'd be there. Dad and I were there together Saturday night. Early Sunday morning the doctor came into the family waiting room where we were sleeping and asked for the Stahl family. I answered and got your dad up, we were ask to come to your ICU room. We went to your room and the doctor told us that things were looking very bad. That was at 5 am Sunday morning. The doctor told us to make calls that we needed to make because they were unsure how much longer you would be with us. They were running a CT scan of your brain,We were in your hospital room; doctor were in and out all morning. THE doctor's only had one more test to do, it was done by your bedside, so

Sunday June 10th

 the doctors told Dad and I and other family you were decleared Clinicly brain dead at 2:49p.m., Your Lil Randy was not with us any more. The hurt and pain, we felt we fell to pieces. I ran to your room to hold you, hugged you kissed you I did'nt want it to be so. My baby boy gone,I cried and didn't want to let go of you. Dad said that I needed to let your families come in to say their good bye, Then when they were done we went back in the room to you,my son,my baby boy so colded so I put a blanket on you to keep you warm. Dad signed the paper's for you to be an organ donor, so we stayed with you until 7:30p.m when the Donate for Life lady was all done with her questions about you. Dad and I and Debbie went in to say good-bye to you and to check on you one last time before we left St. Mary's, We had to come to that fact that you would not be walking out of there with us that is the worst feeling ever my heart was breaking in 2 and I wanted you to be okay and walk out with us. But there was a different plan that was taken from our hand's and placed in GOD hands. You are the best son in my eye. We will hold all of our memories in my heart and share with family and friends.

Our brother is an Angel, that will watch over us every minute of every dayto keep us safe. We may not see him but we know he is our ANGEL that got his wings on June 10,2007 he is our BIG Brother the oldest of both families.
We miss you being goofy, our silly face making you would do to us to make us laugh,giving us a hard time, we also liked giving you a hard time and telling on you.
Love you bro always & forever!!!!
There comes a time in everyone’s life
when you lose someone you love
they’re here today
but gone tomorrow
to a better place, above
and when I think
of times we shared
those childhood memories
I cannot be sad
even though you’re gone
they’ll always stay with me

I know you can hear me
you know my heart cries out loud
when I think about you
you’ll always make me proud
in my eyes you have done no wrong
and your memories will live on

I remember the day
when I got the news
about the one I was going to lose
but the Simple Man will carry on
in our hearts you will stay strong

Brother, you’re a hero
and a legend in your own time
a shining star in the Southern Sky
My love for you will never die
So fly on Freebird
and let God hear my words
even after life, our love is strong
God Bless You
This is a Father's Day poem I found
"it's for my dad", I Love You

Snowflakes fell on city streets
Silent descent from the sky
A soul’s new journey to the earth
Sounds of a newborn’s cries

Angels gathered in heaven
As the soul made its way
Their tears from separation
The joy in a mother’s pain

The sunrise shone with graceful intent
And snowflakes melt away
A first gaze in his son’s eyes
The father silently cries

Waves of time crashed the beach
Riptides of love and pain
Perfection of life’s complexities
Drown melodies of lullabies

Waters recede, life goes on
Revealing our path of stepping stones
Letting go of pain, we lighten our load
Let’s walk together again

I love you father
You see – The sun’s up again
Holding on to love, we have hope and faith
that we will be together again

Hurting on Father's Day

As the day approaches

I wonder how I will react -

Am I still a father?

I will sit quietly never

Allowing friends and family

To see how I feel.

I miss my son but I can't allow myself to "break".

I must remain strong

And always be the "rock".

I wish I could just let

Someone know how much I

Miss my little angel.

How much I cry and how

Much I miss hearing,

"Dad, I love you."

I am a father, but I

Wonder will I just pretend,

As usual, that

"it doesn't bother me?"

Remember me, for I hurt, too,

On this Special Day.

Today is June 7th, 2008,It is one year ago, that your journey begain, I sit and think about what it was like for you, the memory's that I have of that horrable evening. Randy I wish many times, that I could have been there to stop it or tell you about the danger of playing "THE CHOKING GAME", I see God must have other plans for you, and for dad and I. Dad has done a presentation on the "choking Game" to teenagers at the church and gave them information on HOW it KILLS!!!. I on the other hand I'm trying to get the information out here in the city where we have lived our whole life. I will get something started I promise.


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Tributes and Condolences
So sorry   / Kelli Dietrich
I saw your post on facebook so came over to check out your sons website.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Losing a child is one of the worst things us parents have to go through.  I had a baby girl in Sept 90 and she passed away in Jan 9...  Continue >>
We came to the hospital too Remember?   / Klarissa Smith (friend/in someway family )
Me and Kimmy were standing at the car place on riverfront when kims phone rang. i'll never forget the look on her face and the words that came out" lil Randy's in a hospital in Rochester and he might not be okay." My first reaction was &quo...  Continue >>
August 2008   / Jeanette (MOM)
Randy it's been one of the busiest Month's. Yous sister's have been busy, Brandi got her Senior pictures done and has been gone to PA for about 8 weeks and she been busy with College's. Makayla and Mckenzie have been getting ready for Kindergarden...  Continue >>
I just thought i should say a little something   / Hayley Waalkens (Best Friend )
Randy i remember so many good times we had together. I remember that you thought me so much and i remember that we had great times together all the time. No matter what we did. I remember this one time when me and my mom came to visit you when you an...  Continue >>
Thank you!   / William Benton (kidney recipient )
Thank you Randy and family. Randy is still alive in me, because of his kindness and generosity I have a second chance at life and am doing well.  Now, I have a chance to see my own 13 year old son grow up, only  to have children of h...  Continue >>
It is the month of June, 2008  / Jeanette Mom To U, My Dearest Son. (mom)    Read >>
So sorry for your loss...  / Kelli Dietrich (mommy to an angel )    Read >>
HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY TO OUR SON & BROTHER  / Mom To U. Randy Lee Stahl II, R. Hearts Hurt For (you,Mom & family )    Read >>
Just wanted to say Hey  / Debbie Stahl (Step-mom)    Read >>
I Have done something IN Memory Of U RANDY  / WE LOVE U. Randy 2/10/2008 (Mom)    Read >>
Randy We all miss you soooo much :(  / Mom To Randy, R. Hearts And Pain Of Missing You (MOMMY and the family )    Read >>
It's New Years Eve 12/31/2007  / Jeanette (Mom)    Read >>
Hey Kiddo, We miss you soooo much.....:--(  / Vern &. Wendy Bock (Close Friends )    Read >>
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His legacy


Randy it is the second halloween without. Your sister are being witches this year they look great. Brandi was a Fairy for a Halloween party she went to.

Halloween was one of your favorites holiday's cuz you got to dress up and scare people you enjoyed that and getting candy. We miss you and think of you every day. Love you Honey, you can see us from heaven. Happy Halloween!!! to your Randy!!!


July 2008  




This is a different kind of a Month. You liked the summer months and in July you would have been in a part of the 4Th of July Calabrations and you like being part of it.

So now it's been 13 months since you passed away, This iw a bitter sweet month, Dad and I have talked with (Bill) that has recieved your (Kidney). It was a happy/sad day for me. But I am okay with evrything this far. I will only post Information about other if I get their permission .

 I love You and miss ya so much


MY Families  

This is my Family, I lived a life with both of my parents. I a the big brother on both side I am the oldest. I love being with both my families. Even though my parents married other people they were part of my life and I really loved Debbie being there for me and helping me with my home work, and loving me  for me. She is the greatest. My step-dad and I did NOT always get along, but I loved it when he took me to see movies and played video games with me and rock out to music.

June Of 2008  

I sit here and think about you finishing school and gradurating

Go Class Of 2008!!

With all the teacher in heaven, I got to believe that all the children are learning and will Gradurate in Heaven. So HAT"S OFF TO our son, and Christa Lynn your best friend in life and know you 2 are together in heaven. Miss you both so much.I love you!!!



We miss you both so much that I needed to add Christa to this month.

You Angel's Day are: Christa Lynn June 18,2004 

Randy's Angel Day  June the 10, 2007


March (Madness with out you my son,Randy)  
Happy Birthday Randy. This month is your birthday you would being turning 18 on the 28th of this month. You have been in heaven for 8 months 18 days now. We miss you everyday we will not stop thinking about you. Your memories liove in your hearts four ever my son. We sill be having a party for you here on earth in memory of all the past birthday we had with you. So We all are send you Big HUGS and Kisses to heaven, You have a party in heaven with your family that is there with you. Great-grandma is with you know she will hug you and kiss you like she did when you were here, You were her sweet randy lee. your love to you.
Randy Easter is this month to
Happy Easter
to you
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